The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adetokunbo Abiru, has finally silenced his challenger and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Babatunde Gbadamosi, during the last senatorial bye-election in Lagos East. Nigerian Tribune reports that the Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos on Thursday, April 29, dismissed the PDP’s suit which sought to disqualify Abiru from continuing to represent Lagos East senatorial district at the Senate.
The Nation reports that the APC chieftain Abiru won the last December 5 senatorial bye-election by a landslide, polling 89,204 votes against Gbadamosi’s 11,257 votes. Gbadamosi and his party, however, challenged Abiru’s eligibility to contest the election. They sought to disqualify Abiru on the ground of double voter registration, residency, indigeneship and violation of section 31 of the Electoral Act. Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN) led other lawyers for the appellants, Gbadamosi and the PDP.