Election Tribunal gives Buhari victory

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Chairman, Senate Committee on Land Transport, Abdulfatai Buhari
Chairman, Senate Committee on Land Transport, Abdulfatai Buhari

The National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal has upheld the election Senator Abdulfatai Buhari, Chairman, Senate Committee on Land Transport.

Buhari who is the senator representing Oyo North in the senate won the election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Feb. 23 poll.

The unanimous judgement, which was read by Justice Sambo Daka, on the petition, marked EPT/OY/SEN/09/2019, stated that the petitioners Mulikat Adeola-Akande and her party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) failed to prove their petition beyond a reasonable doubt.

Also among the panel were Justice Anthony Akpovi (Chairman) and Justice Chinyere Ani.

It awarded a cost of N150,000 against the petitioners and refused to grant their request for damages.

Buhari, who served as chairman Senate Committee of ICT and Cybercrimes in the 8th National Assembly, won the election with over 18,338 votes to defeat Adeola-Akande, as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).


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