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Buruji Kashamu APC challenges Senator-elect’s victory at tribunal

Abiodun filed a petition before the state National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal saying that Kashamu was not qualified to contest the election.

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the Ogun-East senatorial district, Dapo Abiodun has challenged the victory of his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Buruji Kashamu in the March 28 elections.

Abiodun filed a petition before the state National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal saying that Kashamu was not qualified to contest the election.

The APC candidate also argued that Kashamu did not score the highest number of lawful votes as required by law.

He also accused the PDP candidate and his party, as well as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the state Resident Electoral Commissioner of failing to comply with all the relevant electoral laws.

The petition reads:

“The election of Buruji Kashamu is invalid by reason of substantial non-compliance with the provisions of Electoral Act 2015 (as amended), the manual for Election Officials 2015, the guidelines issued for the conduct of the election.”

“The election of Kashamu is invalid by reason of corrupt practices and electoral malpractices perpetrated by the first respondents in person and members and agents of the 1st and 2nd respondents in the places mentioned in this petition. Kashamu was not qualified to contest the election.”

Kashamu won 99, 540 to beat Abiodun, who came in second.

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