Tribunal Sacks PDP Rep Member, Adekoya Adesegun (Attacker)
Aremo Adekoya Adesegun Abdel-Majid, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic candidate in the 28 March House of Representatives election in Ogun state, has lost his seat.
The Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abeokuta in Ogun state, cancelled his election today.
Adesegun Abdel-Majid, 54 years old represented Ijebu East, Ijebu North and Ogun Waterside constituency.
Justice Tobi Ebimowei led three man tribunal panel ordered fresh election in 222 units where irregularities were noticed, following the successful challenge by Biyi Ismail of the APC.
Ismail had approached the court to declare him winner of the March 28 ,2015 National Assembly election in the state.
The tribunal stated that the petitioner presented 21 witnesses while the respondent called 15 witnesses.
The petitioner adduced that many irregularities and non compliance marred the election and thereby called for the annulment of the election.
The tribunal,having perused all the claims and evidences from both parties and after deduction of the votes from the 222 units where irregularities were noticed,declared that the petitioner still has more valid votes than the respondent.
Total votes adduced to the respondent after deduction was 14,371 while the respondent had 14,234. With the majority votes being a slim 137 votes the Judge said it was much lower than the cancelled votes.
He said,”Calculation and readjustment of the valid votes are substantial and affected the outcome of the election result. We are hereby nullified the return of the first respondent and set it aside.
“We therefore ordered that fresh election be conducted within 90 days of the delivering of the judgment,”he declared.