Ogun: Tribunal Nullifies APC Reps’ Election, Orders Rerun

The election of Kolapo Korede Osunsanya, member representing Ijebu Central Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been nullified.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Barrister Taiwo Shote, had filed a petition challenging Osunsanya’s declaration as winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the February 23, 2019 election.

Osunsanya’s election was annulled on Monday by the Petition Tribunal sitting in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

The Honourable Justice Wakkil Alkali Gana-led tribunal cancelled elections in units in Ward 5, Unit 5 in Ijebu Ode LGA; Ward 10, Unit 3 in Odogbolu LGA and the entire Ward 8 in Ijebu North LGA in the Federal Constituency on the grounds of irregularities.

The tribunal ordered that a rerun should be conducted within 90 days.

 

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