– PDP has suffer a big defeat in Oyo state
– The election petition tribunal sitting in the state on Saturday, September 21, declared the candidate of APC, Azeez Ajibola, the authentic winner of the House of Assembly election
– Olayanju Kazeem, who is the candidate of PDP for the election, however, said the he would appeal the tribunal’s judgement
A candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state, Azeez Ajibola, has been declared the authentic winner of the March 9, House of Assembly election held in the state by the election petition tribunal.
Nigerian Tribune reports that while making judgement on the petition filed by Ajibola against the declaration of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olayanju Kazeem, as the winner of Irepo/Olorunsogo state constituency, the tribunal on Saturday, September 21, nullified the victory of PDP’s candidate.
Legit.ng gathered that Ajibola had challenged Olayanju’s victory on the ground that the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) falsely declared that election did not hold in Irepo ward 3 because result for the ward was burnt down at collation centre.
But the tribunal held that the election held in Irepo ward 3 and the result was issued as Ajibola tendered the carbon copy of the result issued to APC agent at the polling unit to established the case.
Justice Akpovi, in his judgment, said APC scored a total of 12, 224 votes while PDP scored 12, 070 votes in the election.
Akpovi said the difference was 154 votes and declared APC as the winner.
According to the newspaper, Olayanju said the judgment would the appealed.
He expressed firm belief that he truly won the election, adding that the appeal would be in his favour, by God’s grace.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the APC and its governorship candidate, Adebayo Adelabu, in Oyo state during the March 9 governorship election, on Monday, September 16, suffered a great defeat from the PDP.
It was reported that governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Ibadan, the state capital, upheld the victory of Governor Seyi Makinde at the poll.
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