BREAKING: Buruji Kashamu fired from Senate

Report gathered that the Election Tribunal in Ogun State has nullified the election of alleged US wanted drug baron, Buruji Kashamu.

The tribunal made the decision today in Abeokuta and ordered a rerun.

Prince Dapo Abiodun, the All Progressives Congress,APC Ogun East Senatorial candidate in the March 28 Presidential and National Assembly Election challenged Kashamu’s victory at the tribunal, claiming that Kashamu was not validly elected.

Instead, Abiodun wanted the tribunal to declare him the winner.

At the hearing on 3 August, all the counsels in the matter adopted their final addresses and made final submission to further convince the court on their cases.

Counsel to the petitioner, Yusuf Ali (SAN) argued that result sheets made available to agents at the polling units were different from the Certified True Copies,CTC, brought before the court by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

In his alternative prayer, Ali also prayed the court to nullify Kashamu’s election on ground that Dapo Abiodun won the majority valid votes, adding that the Senator was not qualified to contest the election in the first place because of his alleged drug related cases against him.

According to him,”Our position is that we won the election, but was denied victory and the tribunal should restore us into the victory path. That is the summary of our case.

“We have the alternative prayers, one was that if we do the proper calculation of the valid votes, Dapo Abiodun would have the majority of valid votes, and we said based on that, nullify the election of Buruji and declare Dapo Abiodun the winner.

“In case the tribunal does not agree, by looking at the documents we brought after the conclusion of votes in each polling stations, Dapo Abiodun’s agents were given copies of the result which we tendered but we need INEC to bring the Certified True Copies and we now discovered that the ones they brought were different with the material particulars of the ones they gave to us on the day of the election.

“We now said if the tribunal agrees that such differences point to irregularities, we have asked the tribunal to nullify the election and order fresh election, those are our alternative prayers.

Our allegation again was that Buruji Kashamu was not qualified to run for the election having regards to a lot of issue on his extradition and based on those issues, he shouldn’t have contested election.”

After listening to all the counsels, the Chairman of the three man panel, Justice Ebiowei Tobi said he reserved judgement to a later date which ‘will be communicated to counsels’. Friday is now the Judgment Day.

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13 Comments

  1. Kashamu kynda looks like Kofi adjorlolo the ghanina actor ..dunno if i spelt it correctly.. Cos some fools gonna come after me for it

  2. Because it was OBJ and APC plot to frustrate the senator elect. Because they cannot defeat him at the ballot box, so they want to use their influence on these corrupt state institutions to persecute their so called political enemy. Especially those enemies with not too good record.

  3. Whatever the case is, until a court of competent jurisdiction convicts Kashamu after a trial on the merits of the facts, your team of halfwitted, junk journalists can’t convict him on the basis of your political prejudices. Tinubu was once related to narcotics pushing but you aren’t reporting that because he is your paymaster

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