Appeal court upholds APC senator’s victory in Oyo

Appeal court upholds APC senator’s victory in Oyo

Appeal court upholds APC senator’s victory in Oyo
Appeal court upholds APC senator’s victory in Oyo

Eaglessightnews reports that an appeal Court sitting in Lagos has upheld the judgment of the National Assembly Petition Tribunal which validated the victory of Senator Sharafadeen Alli in Oyo South district.

Recall that Alli who contested under the platform of the  ruling All Progressive Party  emerged as the winner of Oyo South Senatorial district after the Independent National Electoral Commission declared him winner  on Saturday 25th February.

Meanwhile,candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, Joseph Tegbe and his counterpart from the New Nigeria Peoples Party, Funmilayo Gbogbolomo  challenged Alli’s victory at the tribunal.

The tribunal dismissed the petitions filed by the PDP and NNPP candidates.

According to daily post,the  complainers  later approached the Court of Appeal after the judgement of the tribunal.

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The Court of Appeal, however, on Friday, affirmed the victory of the APC senator.

The Court of Appeal dismissed Tegbe’s appeal on the grounds that it lacked merit, affirming the judgment of the tribunal.

It also dismissed Gbogbolomo’s appeal.

The judges unanimously dismissed the appeals by the duo.

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