Tribunal affirms Adeola as Ogun West Senator - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Thursday, September 7, 2023

Tribunal affirms Adeola as Ogun West Senator

... dismisses PDP, Adeleke's petition for 'lack of merit'

By Editor

The National and State Assemblies Elections Petition Tribunal, sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, on Thursday affirmed the victory of Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola as the duly elected Senator for Ogun West Senatorial District in the last February 25 National Assembly election. 

Delivering its judgement in a  Petition marked EPT/OG/Sen/2023 and filed by the People's Democratic Party (PDP) Senatorial Candidate, Chief Dada Ganiu Adeleke, Justice Kabir Gabo-led three-man panel dismissed Adeleke's petition for 'lacking in merit'

The panel also held that two witnesses called by the petitioner failed to give valid evidence to substantiate the allegations of the election not meeting electoral act and constitutional requirements as well as manual voting procedure. 

According to the panel, the prayer of the petitioner that the victory of Senator Adeola be declared null, void and of no consequence, could not stand or be granted due to its unmeritoriousness. 

It would be recalled that Senator
Adeola, polled a total of 112,887 votes to defeat Adeleke, who scored 60,189, while the Labour Party candidate came third with a total vote of 19, 244.

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