10 Sep Tribunal Uphold Senator Yayi’s Election, Declares Him Winner 2019 Senatorial Elections
The National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Ikeja on Tuesday affirmed and declared Senator Solomon Adeola (Yayi) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the February 23 Lagos West Senatorial constituency elections.
While delivering the judgment, the three-man tribunal, led by Justice Kunaza Hamidu, held that the petition filed by Rhodes-Vivour challenging the election failed as a result of the petitioner’s inability to establish a prima facie case against Adeola.
“The petitioner failed to show the exact scores as claimed thereby rubbishing their petition before the tribunal”“The petition lacked merit and is hereby dismissed” The three-man panel declared.
“I want to thank all my constituents for believing in me and dedicate this victory at the tribunal to them wholly. Their faith in me has been further validated by the judiciary who rightly shied away from upturning the Democratic wishes of the people of Lagos West on spurious petition” the senator said in a statement.
“The judiciary has once again risen up in defence of democratic rights of the people through its considered rulings on all the issues raised in the petition and it is another great day for democratic development and the rule of law” He said.