Lagos East: Tribunal strikes out APM’s petition against Senator Abiru

The National Assembly and State House of Assembly Election Tribunal sitting in Ikeja, Tuesday struck out a petition by the Allied Peoples’ Movement (APM) challenging the December 5, 2020 election victory of Senator Adetokunbo Abiru.

The three-man panel made the order after granting an application by the APM and its candidate Olusola Taiwo Moses Babatope to withdraw their petition.

The panel is chaired by Justice Bassey Ikpeme with Justice Mohammed L. Abubakar and Justice M.M. Odanya completing the team.

Abiru, following his landslide victory at the polls, represents Lagos East Senatorial District in the National Assembly.

But, dissatisfied with the election outcome, the APM approached the tribunal seeking to nullify it.

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Apart from third defendant Abiru, his party – the All Progressives Congress (APC) – and the Independent National Election Commission (INEC), are the first and second respondents.

Tuesday’s session was scheduled for hearing of the APC and INEC’s objections to the APM and Babatope’s petition.

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