The Supreme Court yesterday dismissed the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) suit challenging the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Adetokunbo Abiru’s victory at the Lagos East Senatorial by-election.
PDP is asking the court to disqualify Abiru from continuing to represent Lagos East senatorial district at the National Assembly.
The Supreme Court upheld the argument of Abiru’s counsel, Mr. Kemi Pinheiro (SAN) and that of the APC, Mr. Abiodun Owonikoko (SAN), that the appeal lacked merit.
Justice Adamu Jauro of the apex court, who wrote the lead judgment, also awarded a cost of N1 million against the appellants– the PDP and its candidate Babatunde Gbadamosi–and in favour of each of the respondents, Abiru and the APC.
Abiru won the last December 5 senatorial by-election by a landslide, polling 89,204 votes against Gbadamosi’s 11,257 votes.Follow us on social media