Surulere Constituency: Gbajabiamila Knows Fate Sept 29 | WakaWaka Reporters

Surulere Constituency: Gbajabiamila Knows Fate Sept 29

The National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Ikeja on Wednesday fixed September 29 for judgment on the petition filed against the victory of the House of Representatives majority leader, Dr. Olufemi Gbajabiamila in the March 28, 2015 Poll.

The petition was instituted against Gbajabiamila, who won on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), by the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the Surulere Federal Constituency I of Lagos State, Tony Ashikodi.

Ashokodi is alleging irregularities during the election, which he insisted, breached the provisions INEC’s approved guidelines for the poll.

At the resumed hearing of the petition yesterday, the three-man panel, presided over by Justice C.U Anwuka fixed September 28 for judgment after lawyers in the case argued and adopted their clients written addresses.

Adopting his final address the petitioner maintained that Gbajabiamila was not duly elected or returned by the majority of lawful votes cast during the election.

But the lawyers to Gbajabiamila and the APC, Omotayo Olatunbosun and Tayo Olaitan argued that the petitioner’s argument was based on misconception of the law and a misrepresentation of facts.

The petitioner had alleged irregularities in the conduct of the election, stating that “the final figures in the tally of results the Form EC 8C(i) were cancelled and altered with a view of declaring Gbajabiamila the winner of the election.