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Tribunal dashes Ajimobi’s hope for Senate

Tribunal dashes Ajimobi’s hope for Senate

 

The Oyo State National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Ibadan, the state capital, on Tuesday dismissed the petition filed by the All Progressive Congress (APC) and its candidate in the Oyo South’s Senatorial election, former Governor Abiola Ajimobi.

It also declared Senator Kola Balogun of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the election held on February 23.

Justice Anthony Akpovi, read the judgment. Other members of the tribunal are: Justice Chinyere Ani and Justice Sambo Daka.

In the election, Balogun scored 105,720 votes to defeat Ajimobi, who polled 92,213, leaving a margin of 13,102 votes, as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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