- The Court of Appeal has confirmed Bamidele Salam as the rightful lawmaker to represent Ede North, Ede South, Egbedore, Ejigbo of Osun state in the House of Representatives
- Salam was earlier sacked by an election tribunal but the judgement was overturned by the Court of Appeal on Thursday, October 31
- Reacting to the court's judgment, Salam said he is grateful to God Almighty and Nigerians
The victory of Bamidele Salam, the lawmaker representing Ede North, Ede South, Egbedore, Ejigbo of Osun state at the House of Representatives, has been confirmed.
Salam's election victory was upheld by the Court of Appeal sitting in Akure, Ondo state on Thursday, October 31.
Premium Times reports that the court's decision was declared by Justice Muhammed Danjuma, who upturned the judgement of the election petition tribunal delivered on September 2.
The Appeal Court in its judgement said that the tribunal wrongfully applied the provisions of the Electoral Act in determining over-voting.
Justice Danjuma, while reading out the judgement, also said that the records which had been presented before the tribunal did not prove the allegations of the petitioner.
Reacting to the appellate court's judgement, Salam said the legal process on the election matter was quite challenging.
Dedicating his victory to God and Nigerians as a whole, Salam said only the Almighty knows the purpose for which he allowed such tribulation to befall him.
He said: "I can only show my gratitude to God and my constituents by dedicating myself afresh to greater, better and untiring selfless service.”
Meanwhile, in a separate but similar matter, Legit.ng previously reported that the senator representing Sokoto South senatorial district was on Wednesday, October 30, sacked by the court.
Abubakar Tambuawal was sacked alongside a member of the House of Representatives for Bondiga/Dange Shuni/Tureta constituency, Aliyu Sheu.
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