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2015 Election: Tribunal Nullifies Kashamu’s Election In 110 Polling Units

The election petition tribunal sitting in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, has ordered a fresh conduct of the senatorial election in 110 polling units in Ogun East Senatorial District.

 Following the earlier election, Mr Buruji Kashamu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was declared winner of the poll.

Delivering his judgement, the Tribunal Chairman, Justice Ebiowei Tobi, said that the election was marred with irregularities and non compliance with the Electoral Law.

The tribunal also nullified the election into the Federal House of Representatives in Ijebu East /Ijebu North /Ogun waterside, won by the PDP being represented by Mr Adekoya Adesegun, while it upheld three state House of Assembly elections.

It dismissed two applications of the APC and ordered fresh election in five state constituencies.

The Petition challenging Kashamu’s victory in the March 28 National Assembly elections, was filed by candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prince Dapo Abiodun.

Although no date has been fixed for the fresh election, the Tribunal Chairman directed that the exercise should hold within 90 days.

Mr Kashamu is, however, to remain in the Senate until the conclusion of the elections.

 

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