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The National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Ikeja on Friday upheld the victory of the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila.
The tribunal held that Gbajabiamila of the All Progressives Congress (APC) validly won the March 28 election for Surulere Federal Constituency I in Lagos State.
The three-man tribunal led by Justice C.U. Anwuka resolved all issues raised in favour of the respondent.
The tribunal consequently dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Mr Tony Ashikodi, for failing to prove the allegations of electoral fraud.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ashikodi had petitioned the tribunal challenging the outcome of the election.
Ashikodi had alleged that he observed some irregularities during the election which contravened the provisions of the Independent National Electoral Commission’s approved guidelines.
He urged the court to void the election and order a fresh election to be conducted by INEC.