Appeal Court Upholds Kashamu’s Election


[caption id="attachment_3845" align="alignleft" width="300"]Kashamu Kashamu[/caption]

The Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan has upheld the election of the Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) Ogun East Senatorial election candidate in the 28 March election, Buruji Kashamu. His election had earlier been nullified at an election petition tribunal in Ogun State when the All Progressives Congress' candidate, Dapo Abiodun, challenged his victory. Abiodun had alleged that there were irregularities in the election and that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had erred by declaring Kashamu winner. 

Justice M.L. Shuaib, who read the judgement, said the evidence documents brought forward by the witness was inadmissible in law. He said the evidence was obviously written by a non-expert, as the witness had said anybody could write what he had written. He also said there was no certification of the print out by the so-called forensic expert.

Kashamu has described the judgement as a victory for democracy and the people of Ogun East.

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