The National and state Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital has cancelled the election of a Buruji Kasahamu, a Nigerian senator wanted by the US for drug-related offenses.
Justice Ebiowei Tobi led tribunal has ordered re-run in 110 polling units.
The tribunal cancelled units in 8 out nine local government areas to invalidate the election of the People’s Democratic Party senator. A re-run of the election will take place in 90 days.
The election result of Senator Kashamu, representing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun East Senatorial District at the red chamber, is being challenged by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dapo Abiodun in the last election.