...Omoworare’s election too
The Election Petition Tribunal in Osun State has upheld the election of Senator Babajide Omoworare representing Osun East Senatorial District at the upper chamber of the National Assembly on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The tribunal dismissed the petition of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the election, Prince Francis Fadahunsi, in a unanimous judgment.
The chairman of the tribunal, Justice A.G Kajaffa, said the petitioner’s case lacked sufficient evidence and that the petitioner failed to prove his case beyond reasonable doubt.
The tribunal also directed the petitioner to pay a sum of N50,000 to each of the respondents as compensation.
Counsel to Omoworare, Mr Wale Afolabi, expressed satisfaction with the verdict of the tribunal, stressing that the judgment only re-affirmed their claims of free, fair and credible elections.
Meanwhile, counsel to the petitioners, Chief Ojo Williams appreciated the tribunal for a thorough process, maintaining that his team would go back to the petitioner for further consultations.
In his reaction, the petitioner, Mr Fadahunsi, vowed to challenge the verdict of the tribunal at the appellate court.
While speaking on his victory at the tribunal, Omoworare, in a statement by his media assistant, Mr Tunde Dairo, described it as victory for truth, the people, democracy and rule of law.
Senate President Bukola Saraki