The senator representing Lagos West Senatorial District Senator Solomon Adeola has dedicated his final victory in an election case at the Court of Appeal on Friday to the people of his largest senatorial district in terms of population in Nigeria in terms of population.
The loser in the Presidential and National Assembly election of March 20, Mr. Segun Adewale had gone to the National and State Assembly
Election Petition Tribunal to challenge the victory of Senator Adeola but lost the case on merit having woefully failed to proof his case. Not satisfied he went to the Court of Appeal where he again lost on merit with a cost ofN100, 000.
Reacting to the judgment of the Appeal Court, Senator Adeola said, “I dedicate this victory to the good people of Lagos West that found me
worthy and voted for me to represent them at the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. It is a victory for democracy over politics of intimidation and thuggery, a victory for the right of people to democratically elect their representatives in the parliament”.
Senator Adeeola restated his believe that the petition against his election was a frivolous case by a serial electoral loser who thought he could use the judiciary to upturn the democratic decision of the
people adding that he look forward to a time when our electoral laws will impose heavy cost on those filing frivolous election petitions like this one.
“We need to amend our electoral laws to impose heavy cost on any petitioner that could not prove his case in a free, fair and non -violent
election. Most of such petitions are a waste of precious judicial time and resources after woefully electoral loss. Such litigations are a waste of time and resources for all the parties and distract winners from quickly fulfilling their campaign promises” Senator Adeola stated.
He however promise to fulfil all his campaign promises to the people of Lagos West in line with his tradition that has seen him elected repeatedly from the state assembly to the House of Representatives and now Senate adding that his pact with the people is sacrosanct.