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Tribunal Sacks Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Declares Biodun Olujimi Winner In Ekiti by Islie: 5:38pm On Sep 10
Tribunal Sacks Senate Spokesman, Adeyeye, Declares Olujimi Winner in Ekiti

The National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State has nullified the election of Senator Dayo Adeyeye as the winner of the National Assembly election in Ekiti South Senatorial District

Subsequently, the tribunal in a unanimous verdict, declared former Minority Leader and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Biodun Olujimi, winner of the senatorial poll.

Following the declaration of Adeyeye, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the February 23, 2019 senatorial election in Ekiti South senatorial district, the candidate of the PDP, Senator Olujimi, had approached the tribunal praving that she should be declared the actual winner of the election .


She submitted that she scored the highest number of lawful votes cast during the keenly contested poll.

In the alternative, Olujimi prayed the tribunal for the outright nullification of Adeyeye’s victory and order supplementary election accordingly in the district.

In her written address, the petitioner claimed that the election was not conducted in substantial compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act, having been allegedly fraught with all manners of irregularities.

She prayed the tribunal to annul votes in areas that were found to be incredibly marked with irregularities like over voting, multiple thump printing, ballot snatching, ballot stuffing and improper ballot counting to know the actual winner of the poll.

The petitioner also accused INEC of dereliction of duties, saying most of the documents used for the conduct of the election were not duly signed by agents.

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But the respondents countered the submission, saying INEC did what was right and constitutional, by declaring the candidate of the APC the winner having found him to have got the highest number of lawful votes.

Delivering the judgment, the three-man tribunal, led by Justice D.D. Adeck, nullified elections in some polling units to declare Olujimi the authentic winner of the polls.

Eventually, Olujimi polled a total of 54,894 to emerge victorious over the Senate Committee Chairman on Media and Publicity, who polled 52,243.

Justice Adeck added that apart from the nullification in some units, the outcome of the tribunal’s verdict was predicated on the recount of the ballots by the contending forces as granted by the court.

Justice Adeck said for the petitioner to be so declared, she must prove those cases of criminal allegations of non-compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act and other corrupt practices raised in her petition beyond reasonable doubt which he said she did.

The tribunal said in Ikere, Gbonyin and Emure Local Governments, the petitioner was able to prove cases of over voting and votes in those units were expunged from the ballot.

On the voting patterns, the tribunal said: “It is not tenable to say that marked ballots were not properly deposited in the boxes because when this did not happen, then it will lead to over voting and will affect counting at every level of collation.

“To avoid this pitfall, those elections must be expunged in order not to vitiate the electoral process. Therefore, after those votes were deducted, PDP was left with 54,894, while the respondent polled 52,243.

“The petitioner having polled the highest number of lawful votes should be declared the winner of the election.

“We hereby declare the petitioner the winner and she is hereby returned elected.

“We hereby direct the INEC to withdraw the certificate of return from the respondent and issue same to the petitioner”, he said .



https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2019/09/10/tribunal-sacks-senate-spokesman-adeyeye-declares-olujimi-winner-in-ekiti/

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Re: Tribunal Sacks Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Declares Biodun Olujimi Winner In Ekiti by izzou(m): 5:42pm On Sep 10
grin

I'm tired of all these election stories

Abeg who Chelsea dey play this weekend? grin

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Re: Tribunal Sacks Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Declares Biodun Olujimi Winner In Ekiti by WonderManly(m): 5:42pm On Sep 10
There is hope for Atiku. Congratulations in advance to Mr. President Atiku Abubakar. Atikulated forever!

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Re: Tribunal Sacks Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Declares Biodun Olujimi Winner In Ekiti by HisSexcellency(m): 5:43pm On Sep 10
Re: Tribunal Sacks Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Declares Biodun Olujimi Winner In Ekiti by Abfinest007(m): 5:47pm On Sep 10
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Re: Tribunal Sacks Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Declares Biodun Olujimi Winner In Ekiti by NaijaWebDesign(m): 5:48pm On Sep 10
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Re: Tribunal Sacks Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Declares Biodun Olujimi Winner In Ekiti by Ahmed0336(m): 5:48pm On Sep 10
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WonderManly:
There is hope for Atiku. Congratulations in advance to Mr. President Atiku Abubakar. Atikulated forever!


Hope you are checking your blood pressure? grin

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Re: Tribunal Sacks Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Declares Biodun Olujimi Winner In Ekiti by MicheyJ1: 5:48pm On Sep 10
Waiting for supreme to overturn it as usual with APC.

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Re: Tribunal Sacks Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Declares Biodun Olujimi Winner In Ekiti by Dsourcee(m): 5:49pm On Sep 10
It is high time you appointed as A P C spoke person

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Re: Tribunal Sacks Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Declares Biodun Olujimi Winner In Ekiti by PresidentAtiku: 5:50pm On Sep 10
Ahmed0336:
grin


Hope you are checking your blood pressure? grin
The worst you can do is to send your urchins on the street to shed dogs and baboon blood as usual

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Re: Tribunal Sacks Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Declares Biodun Olujimi Winner In Ekiti by Kingkamba(m): 5:50pm On Sep 10
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Re: Tribunal Sacks Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Declares Biodun Olujimi Winner In Ekiti by glink2015: 5:51pm On Sep 10
WonderManly:
There is hope for Atiku. Congratulations in advance to Mr. President Atiku Abubakar. Atikulated forever!

Congratulations again for atikufailure the Cameroonian president elect.

Your people in Cameroon are waving at you to come back home and develop the poverty stricken country that you left for them to develop....

Long live Jeddah! Long live Federal Republic of Cameroon

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Re: Tribunal Sacks Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Declares Biodun Olujimi Winner In Ekiti by Xisnin(m): 5:51pm On Sep 10
Good news.
I knew PDP couldn't have lost everything in Fayose's Ekiti.
There must be so much malpractice involved.

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Re: Tribunal Sacks Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Declares Biodun Olujimi Winner In Ekiti by donpapa(m): 5:51pm On Sep 10
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Re: Tribunal Sacks Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Declares Biodun Olujimi Winner In Ekiti by PapaBaby: 5:51pm On Sep 10
This is interesting. Where are those who were laughing at Dino the other day?

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Re: Tribunal Sacks Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Declares Biodun Olujimi Winner In Ekiti by Elzakzaky: 5:52pm On Sep 10
There is freedom and independence of every arm of government under Buhari, unlike what we used to see in PDP days

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Re: Tribunal Sacks Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Declares Biodun Olujimi Winner In Ekiti by banji1(m): 5:52pm On Sep 10
He who laugh last, laughs best. Olujimi will not triumph at the appeal.

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Re: Tribunal Sacks Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Declares Biodun Olujimi Winner In Ekiti by aolawale025: 5:52pm On Sep 10
Changing political landscape
Re: Tribunal Sacks Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Declares Biodun Olujimi Winner In Ekiti by hazann(m): 5:52pm On Sep 10
this sacking issues is too much.. I hope they are not deceiving us?
Re: Tribunal Sacks Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Declares Biodun Olujimi Winner In Ekiti by jkendy(m): 5:52pm On Sep 10
Following the scoreboard of results released by election tribunals across the states so far......
It's APC fc 99:1 PDP fc

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Re: Tribunal Sacks Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Declares Biodun Olujimi Winner In Ekiti by Cakelover(m): 5:53pm On Sep 10
Congrats to PDP. I think APC might still appeal though, till then, its not yet over
Re: Tribunal Sacks Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Declares Biodun Olujimi Winner In Ekiti by majamajic(m): 5:53pm On Sep 10
then what's the job of INEC , if Na tribunal they are relying on ?

anyway tribunal should do the most needful pls , we are waiting patiently

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Re: Tribunal Sacks Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Declares Biodun Olujimi Winner In Ekiti by ridbell01(m): 5:54pm On Sep 10
WonderManly:
There is hope for Atiku. Congratulations in advance to Mr. President Atiku Abubakar. Atikulated forever!
victory for democracy but when you loose Buhari has bastardised the judiciary..

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Re: Tribunal Sacks Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Declares Biodun Olujimi Winner In Ekiti by RexTramadol1: 5:54pm On Sep 10
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Re: Tribunal Sacks Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Declares Biodun Olujimi Winner In Ekiti by armadeo(m): 5:55pm On Sep 10
Naija
Re: Tribunal Sacks Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Declares Biodun Olujimi Winner In Ekiti by Hollyharjii(m): 5:56pm On Sep 10
Hmmm
Re: Tribunal Sacks Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Declares Biodun Olujimi Winner In Ekiti by PassingShot(m): 5:56pm On Sep 10
WonderManly:
There is hope for Atiku. Congratulations in advance to Mr. President Atiku Abubakar. Atikulated forever!
Victory for democracy now.

When Atiku loses tomorrow, democracy will be in danger.

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Re: Tribunal Sacks Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Declares Biodun Olujimi Winner In Ekiti by Daviddson(m): 5:57pm On Sep 10
It'll still need to get to the Supreme Court. Long journey ahead. Silly Constitution.
Re: Tribunal Sacks Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Declares Biodun Olujimi Winner In Ekiti by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:57pm On Sep 10
It is always good and refreshing to know that we have a President who does not intervene in the rule of law.

God bless our darling President Muhammadu Buhari.
God bless Nigeria.

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Re: Tribunal Sacks Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Declares Biodun Olujimi Winner In Ekiti by WonderManly(m): 5:58pm On Sep 10
Ahmed0336:
grin


Hope you are checking your blood pressure? grin
You think sey I be this woman?

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