The House of Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Ibadan over the weekend upheld the elections of four People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and one All Progressives Congress, APC, Assembly members, insideoyo.com reports.
The three-man tribunal led by Justice D.M Igyuse upheld the elections of Hon. Mustapha Akeem Olawale (PDP-Kajola State Constituency), Hon. Kehinde Olatunde (PDP-Akinyele II State Constituency), Hon Olasunkanmi Babalola (PDP-Egbeda State Constituency), Hon. Akeem Adeshina (PDP- Iwajowa State Constituency) and Hon Seyi Adisa (APC-Afijio State Constitutuency)
The tribunal dismissed the separate petitions on account that the petitioners could neither prove nor establish their claims of irregularities in the election.
Babalola, who expressed joy after the judgment, said the outcome would further strengthen him in representing his constituents well.
“I feel amazed by the judgment. I don’t have any opponent at all. It is good to challenge so that you can learn how to move forward.
“I did not allow the case to distract me and I am sure it will make me more focused. It will also help me to know the value of the mandate,” he said.
He promised to ensure that he fulfills his electioneering promises, thanking the people for standing by him and the mandate.
On his part, Adeshina lauded the judgment delivered by the tribunal, saying he emerged from a free, fair and transparent election.
“My mandate is ordained by God. I respect my opponent up till this moment as an uncle. I give glory to God and thank my people.
“They believed in the mandate they gave me and stood by it. I thank them and promise to fulfill my promises during the campaign,” he said.