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Appeal Court Upholds Election Of Senator Kashamu

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The court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan on Monday upheld the election of Senator Buruji Kashamu of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), as Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District.

Kashamu had challenged the judgment of the tribunal delivered on October 9, 2015, in Abeokuta by Justice Tobi Ebiowel that ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a fresh election in 110 polling units in the district, while the All Progressives Congress (APC), senatorial candidate, Mr Dapo Abiodun had challenged the declaration of Kashamu by INEC as the winner in the senatorial election.

However, the Court of Appeal, led by Justice A.G. Mshelia, ruled that Abiodun did not lay a credible foundation for the admissibility of the documents tendered to the tribunal.

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Mshelia said the tribunal was wrong for laying emphasis on the documents tendered by Abiodun and using it as a basis for nullification of election of some polling units.

He, however, nullified the judgment of the tribunal and declared Kashamu winner of the March 28 election.

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