The National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abeokuta, on Monday nullified the election of the member representing Ijebu central federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Kolapo Osunsanya.
Osunsanya, a member of the All Progressives Congress(APC) was sacked by the Justice Wakkil Alkali Gana-led election petition tribunal.
Delivering judgement, the tribunal cancelled the votes from Ward 5, Unit 5 in Ijebu Ode Local Government; Ward 10, Unit 3 in Odogbolu Local Government and the entire Ward 8 in Ijebu-North Local Government, all in the Ijebu central federal constituency.
The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) candidate, Taiwo Shote, had filed a petition challenging Osunsanya’s declaration as the winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) in the February 23 election.
The tribunal ordered that a rerun election should be conducted within 90 days.