//Appeal court sacks senator Adeyeye, declares PDP candidate winner

Appeal court sacks senator Adeyeye, declares PDP candidate winner

The Court of Appeal in Kaduna has affirmed the judgment of the election petitions tribunal declaring Abiodun Olujimi, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), winner of the 2019 national assembly election in Ekiti State.

The court also nullified the victory of the spokesman of the Nigerian Senate, Adedayo Adeyeye, as the lawmaker representing Ekiti South senatorial district in the upper chamber of legislature.

It would be recalled that the national/state assembly election tribunal had on September 10 declared Olujimi winner with total votes of 54,894 against Adeyeye, who garnered 52,234 after the Justice Danladi Adeck-led tribunal nullified elections in some units.