By Dele Ogunyemi, Ibadan
The petition filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the defeat of former Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, in his bid to return to the Senate was on Tuesday struck out by the Oyo State National and State House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ibadan.
The Tribunal upheld the February 23, 2019 election of Senator Muhammad Kola Balogun as the rightful winner of the Oyo South Senatorial seat at the National Assembly.
Kola Balogun who contested the senatorial election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had defeated the then sitting Governor Abiola Ajimobi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the polls.
Balogun had defeated Ajimobi in 8 out of 9 local government areas in the senatorial district.
Oyo State Chapter of APC had however prayed the Tribunal to cancel election in all the 9 local government areas and order a fresh election owing to alleged irregularities in the election.