Tribunal Sacks Osun PDP Rep

The Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, has nullified the victory of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Ede North, Ede South, Egbedore and Ejigbo Federal Constituency,  Bamidele Salam.

The tribunal, headed by Justice Eyo Ita, ordered a re-run in the seven units of the federal constituency.

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Adejare Bello, had challenged the victory of Salam in the February 23 National Assembly election.

The tribunal cancelled election results in seven units across four local government areas in the constituency for over-voting.

Reacting to the judgment, Salam said he was not “moved” over the judgment, adding that a mandate freely given to him by the people and stamped by God, could not be stolen by any man.

“Our victory at the February 23 House of Representatives poll is sacrosanct and this minor setback will only sweeten the taste of victory in our mouths.

“My legal team will study the details of this judgment and decide the necessary course of action on it,” he said.

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