National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Ibadan has upheld the election of the Chairman, Senate Committee on Land and Transport, Abdulfatai Buhari, representing Oyo North in the National Assembly under the flag of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Tuesday, September 10, News Hub Mag! reports.
The Tribunal dismissed the petition filed by Mulikat Adeola-Akande, a candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over failure to prove the petition beyond reasonable doubt.
Members of the panel includes Justice Anthony Akpovi (Chairman) and Justice Chinyere Ani
The panel also awarded a cost of N150,000 against the petitioners.
News Hub Mag! recall that Mr. Buhari, in the eighth National Assembly (NASS), serveed as chairman Senate Committee on ICT and cyber crimes.
He won the election with over 18,338 votes to defeat Adeola-Akande as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Reacting to the judgement, Buhari who thanked God for the victory which he said further affirmed his acceptance by the electorate in Oyo North also appreciated his party and legal team led by Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, and constituents for their support and prayers.
He maintained that the victory was a pointer to the fact that the judiciary still remained the hope of the masses.