THE spokesperson of the Senate, Dayo Adeyeye has been asked to vacate his seat at the Red Champter following the ruling of the Kaduna Division of the Court of Appeal which nullified his election.
The Appellate Court also upheld the tribunal judgment which declared Biodun Olujimi, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as winner of the Ekiti South Senatorial election held on February 23.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Adeyeye of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as winner of the National Assembly election held nationwide on February 23 , 2019.
Olujimi, however, challenged the result at the tribunal on the grounds that she scored the highest number of votes cast.
She asked the tribunal in her petition to nullify Adeyeye’s victory on the grounds that the election was marred by massive irregularities .
In her written address, the petitioner claimed that the election was not conducted in substantial compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Acts, having been allegedly fraught with all manners of irregularities. The tribunal in its judgment nullified elections in some polling units and declared Mrs Olujimi the authentic winner of the polls.
Dissatisfied with the tribunal judgment, both Adeyeye and His party, APC filed a petition at the court of appeal asking it to set aside the ruling of the lower court.
However, while delivering a unanimous judgement on Wednesday in Kaduna state, , Justice Uzor Anyanwu upheld the judgment of the tribunal and ordered INEC to issue fresh certificate of return to Biodun Olujimi.