- The senator representing Lagos East at the Senate, Tokunbo Abiru, has again defeated his rival, Babatunde Gbadamosi.
- The Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 7, dismissed the suit file by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Gbadamosi over Abiru’s election
- In its judgement, the apex court also awarded a cost of N1million in favour of each of the respondents, Abiru and the APC
FCT, Abuja - The Supreme Court has dismissed the suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seeking to disqualify Senator Adetokunbo Abiru of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from continuing to represent Lagos East senatorial district.
Legit.ng gathered that the apex court also awarded a cost of N1million against the appellants – the PDP and its candidate Babatunde Gbadamosi – and in favour of each of the respondents, Abiru and the APC.
Justice Adamu Jauro wrote the lead judgement.
APC chieftain Abiru won the last December 5, senatorial bye-election by a landslide, polling 89,204 votes against Gbadamosi’s 11,257 votes.
Abiru floors Gbadamosi at Appeal Court
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Abiru silenced his challenger Babatunde Gbadamosi.
It was reported that the Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos on Thursday, April 29, dismissed the PDP’s suit which sought to disqualify Abiru from continuing to represent Lagos East senatorial district at the Senate.
A three-man panel of the court affirmed the March 1, 2021, decision of Justice Chukwuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court in Lagos which dismissed Gbadamosi and the PDP’s suit for lacking in merit.
Gbadamosi and his party, however, challenged Abiru’s eligibility to contest the election. They sought to disqualify Abiru on the ground of double voter registration, residency, indigeneship and violation of section 31 of the Electoral Act.
Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN) led other lawyers for the appellants, Gbadamosi and the PDP.
Source: Legit Nigeria