The National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal has upheld the election victory of Senator Abdulfatai Buhari, Chairman, Senate Committee on Land Transport.
Senator Buhari is a senator representing the Oyo North district in the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly. He won the election on the platform of the APC in the February 23 poll.
The unanimous judgment read by the chief hudge, Justice Sambo Daka on the petition marked EPT/OY/SEN/09/2019, said that the petitioners Mulikat Adeola-Akande and her party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) failed to prove their petition beyond a reasonable doubt.
Among other judges on the panel were Justice Anthony Akpovi (Chairman) and Justice Chinyere Ani.
The court also awarded a cost of N150,000 against the petitioners who refused to grant their request for damages.
Senator Abdulfatai Buhari has previously served as chairman Senate Committee of ICT and Cybercrimes in the 8th National Assembly. He won the election with over 18,338 votes to defeat Adeola-Akande, as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), 36Naija reports.