The appeals court sustains the victory of the APC senator in Oyo
A Court of Appeal 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.
GISTS VILLA reports that Alli contested the election on behalf of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He was declared the winner of the senatorial election held on Saturday, February 25th, by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
But 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 Daily Post recalls that the tribunal had earlier affirmed Alli’s victory.
The tribunal dismissed the petitions filed by the PDP and NNPP candidates.
The duo later approached the Court of Appeal after the judgment of the tribunal.
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.