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NAEPT: Tribunal Verifies Senator Yayi’s election in Ogun West

National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal (NAEPT), sitting at the Magistrate Court in the capital of Ogun State, Abeokuta, on Thursday, verified the victory of Senator Solomon Adeola, popularly called Yayi, on Thursday, as the elected lawmaker for Ogun West Senatorial District in the last February 25 National Assembly election.

Justice Kabir Gabo–led three-man panel dismissed Adeleke’s petition for “lacking in merit” while delivering its judgement in the Senatorial election Petition marked EPT/OG/Sen/2023 and filed by the Peoples Democratic Party senatorial candidate, Dada Adeleke.

It also held that two witnesses called by the petitioner failed to give valid evidence to substantiate the allegations of the election not complying with the Electoral Act, constitutional requirements, and manual voting procedure.

The prayer of the petitioner that the victory of Senator Adeola be declared null, void, and of no consequence, could not stand or be granted due to its unmeritorious nature.

The tribunal also awarded N500,000 against the petitioner in favour of the respondent.


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