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Ondo Tribunal Validates Rep Member-elect Tunji-Ojo’s Victory



According to Vangaurd report, In a significant victory for the representative member-elect, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, the Ondo State Election Tribunal has struck out a petition challenging his electoral victory. The decision by the tribunal has affirmed the legitimacy of the election results, putting an end to the legal dispute and solidifying the mandate given to Tunji-Ojo by the electorate.

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The petition, filed by an aggrieved candidate from an opposing political party, sought to challenge the outcome of the election in which Hon. Tunji-Ojo emerged as the winner. The petitioner alleged irregularities and electoral malpractices, casting doubt on the credibility of the election process and the validity of the results.

After a thorough examination of the evidence presented by both parties during the tribunal proceedings, the panel of judges rendered their verdict. The tribunal, in a unanimous decision, struck out the petition, dismissing the allegations of electoral malpractices as unsubstantiated. The judges concluded that the petitioner failed to provide sufficient evidence to warrant the nullification of the election results.

The ruling by the Ondo State Election Tribunal has brought relief to Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo and his supporters who have steadfastly maintained the legitimacy of his electoral victory. The decision further affirms the trust and confidence reposed in Tunji-Ojo by the constituents who voted him into office.

Reacting to the tribunal’s ruling, Hon. Tunji-Ojo expressed gratitude to the judiciary for its diligent and unbiased handling of the case. He reiterated his commitment to fulfilling his campaign promises and working tirelessly to represent the interests of his constituents at the federal level. The representative member-elect extended an olive branch to his opponents, urging them to join hands in the collective pursuit of the development and progress of the constituency.

The verdict by the Ondo State Election Tribunal has significant implications not only for Hon. Tunji-Ojo but also for the democratic process in Nigeria. It reinforces the crucial role played by the judiciary in upholding the sanctity of elections and ensuring that the will of the people prevails. The decision serves as a reminder that electoral disputes should be resolved through legal means and within the framework of the law, promoting the stability and credibility of the democratic system.

Political observers have noted that the tribunal’s ruling sets a precedent for future electoral disputes in Ondo State and beyond. It sends a message to politicians and candidates that allegations of electoral malpractices must be supported by substantial evidence to withstand legal scrutiny. This serves as a deterrent against frivolous petitions that seek to undermine the electoral process and the mandate of duly elected representatives.

As Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo prepares to assume his responsibilities as the representative member-elect, he is now focused on delivering on his campaign promises and working towards the development and progress of his constituency. The tribunal’s verdict has provided him with a strong mandate and renewed energy to serve his constituents effectively.

With the legal battle now behind him, Hon. Tunji-Ojo can fully concentrate on representing the interests of the people and contributing to the legislative agenda at the national level. The decision by the Ondo State Election Tribunal has brought closure to the electoral dispute, paving the way for the commencement of Hon. Tunji-Ojo’s term and the realization of his vision for the betterment of his constituency.

Credit: Vangaurd

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