Dayo Adeyeye: Tribunal annuls election of Senate spokesperson

Dayo Adeyeye: Tribunal annuls election of Senate spokesperson

The election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) senator, Dayo Adeyeye, who is the chairman Senate committee on media and public affairs, has been nullified by the National Assembly election petition tribunal in Ekiti.

The nullification of Adeyeye's election was read by Honourable Danladi Adeck, a member of the three-man panel of the tribunal on Tuesday, September 10.

Moreover, the panel, in its ruling declared Senator Biodun Olujimi, a former minority leader, who was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) the winner of the election that led to Adeyeye's revoked victory, The Nation reports.

This is coming after Olujimi had contested the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) which favoured the Senate spokesperson.

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Having insisted that she scored the highest number of votes during the poll, Olujimi told the tribunal that the election was not conducted in strict adherence to the provisions of the electoral acts of Nigeria.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Adeyeye had been appointed the spokesperson for the 9th National Assembly.

Legit.ng gathered that the news about Senator Adeyeye's appointment was broken on Wednesday, July 3, by a member of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo's media team, Babafemi Oretuyi, on his Twitter page.

Senator Adeyeye who represents Ekiti south is now the chairman of the Senate committee on media and public affairs.

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