The election of the Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Dayo Adeyeye, of the All Progressives Congress has been nullified by the National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.
The three-member tribunal chaired by Justice Danladi Adeck, in a unanimous decision, declared the former Senate Minority Leader, Senator Biodun Olujimi, of the People’s Democratic Party as the winner of the election in the Ekiti-South Senatorial District.
In the judgment, the tribunal nullified elections in some polling units which left Olujimi polling 54,894 votes to defeat Adeyeye, who scored 52,243 votes.
Justice Adeck said that the petitioner proved those cases of criminal allegations of non-compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Acts and other corrupt practices raised in her petition beyond a reasonable doubt.
The judge declared Senator Olujimi the winner and directed the INEC to withdraw the Certificate of Return from the respondent and issue same to the petitioner.