The Elections Petition Tribunal on Tuesday sacked the spokesperson of the Senate, Adebayo Adeyeye.
The Tribunal nullified Adeyeye’s victory at the poll. Subsequently, it declared Sen Biodun Olujimi of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the rightful winner of the seat. The election in question is for the Ekiti South senatorial district.
Senator Olujimi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had challenged the victory of Senator Adeyeye in a petition. Olujimi had protested on the basis of having scored the highest number of lawful votes in the election. Consequently, his petition was affirmed by the tribunal.
Reacting to the verdict of his loss, Senator Adeyeye described the tribunal sitting as “nothing short of open robbery. Furthermore, he claimed that the judgment was “a direct assault on the integrity of the Nigerian judiciary.”
The senator disclosed this in a statement signed by himself.
Meanwhile, Senator Adeyeye held that the election held on February 23 was the “freest and fairest in the history of our state.”
He alleged that the judgement was purchased at the tribunal.
“And upon proper scrutiny the filthy lucre that influenced it will be revealed,” he added.
Adeyeye noted that the judges “shamelessly contradicted themselves throughout the judgement. They went to great lengths to reach conclusion that did not follow from the premise with jaundiced and twisted logic.”
He assured his supporters that the judgement will not stand, while informing of his plans to appeal.
“I have instructed my lawyers to immediately proceed on appeal. And by the grace of Almighty God, we shall have justice,” he said.
Another APC senator and Senate Chief Whip, Orji Uzor Kalu had his election nullified recently.