The Oyo State National and State House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ibadan, on Tuesday upheld the election of Sen. AbdulFatai Buhari as the duly elected Senator for Oyo North Senatorial district.
The unanimous judgement of the panel, read by Justice Sambo Daka, on the petition, marked EPT/OY/SEN/09/2019, said the petitioners Mulikat Adeola-Akande and the party that presented her for the National Assembly poll, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), failed to prove their petition beyond a reasonable doubt. The panel also comprises Justice Anthony Akpovi (Chairman) and Justice Chinyere Ani.
Dove Bulletin recalls that Fatai Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC defeated Mulikah Akande-Adeola of the People Democratic Party, PDP and other candidates.
The panel also awarded a cost of N150,000 against the petitioners and refused to grant the request of the petitioners for damages.
Buhari, who served as chairman Senate Committee of ICT and Cybercrimes in the eighth National Assembly, won the election with over 18,338 votes to defeat Adeola-Akande as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).