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Supreme Court Upholds Abiru’s Victory as Lagos East Senator

The Supreme Court, on Wednesday, dismissed the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)’s suit which sought to disqualify Sen. Adetokunbo Abiru of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from continuing to represent Lagos East Senatorial District at the National Assembly.

It upheld the argument of Kemi Pinheiro (SAN) for Abiru and Abiodun Owonikoko (SAN) for APC that the appeal lacked merit.

The apex court also awarded cost of N1 million against the appellants – the PDP and its candidate Babatunde Gbadamosi – and in favour of each of the respondents, Abiru and the APC.

Justice Adamu Jauro wrote the lead judgement.

It would be recalled that Abiru won the last December 5 senatorial bye-election by a landslide, polling 89,204 votes against Gbadamosi’s 11,257 votes.

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