September 26, 2021

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Aggrieved senatorial aspirant drags declared candidate, ISEC, others to court, prays for declaration of victory

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By Adedimeji Quayyim Abdul-Hafeez

An aggrieved senatorial aspirant from the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Adeiga Adebimpe Esther has sued the declared senators of the Faculty and the Independent Students’ Electoral Commission (ISEC), claiming that she won the elections and should be declared as a senator-elect for the Faculty.

Adeiga, popular as “Treasure” dragged the declared winners, Lanihun Munirat Omotoyosi (Muneeroh), Comson Iyamisgh Abdullahi (Comson), Quadri AbdulSamod (Impact) and the electoral commission to the Area Council Election Tribunal (ACET), claiming that she won the elections and should be declared as one of the three senators to represent the Faculty of Environmental Sciences next session.

The court process, a copy of which was made available to the UCJ UNILORIN, was filed before the court dated the 1st of May, 2012. The document shows that the aggrieved aspirant contested alongside the other three aspirants in the senatorial race of the SU elections.

The initial elections, held on the 20th of April, 2021 via the University portal, was claimed, according to particulars pleaded in the petition, to have shown and reflected Miss. Adeiga as one of the winners of the senatorial race with Mr. Quadri AbdulSamod being the losing party at the elections.

A copy of the petition also reveals that the names of aspirants displayed on the portal were jumbled up with incorrect pseudonym with which they had registered with ISEC. However, Adeiga claims that the ISEC “surprisingly” released a release, informing the public of a bye-election to be held on the 28th of April, 2021.

The results of the bye-elections declared Lanihun, Comson and Quadri as winners of the elections by the ISEC, a result which the aggrieved petitioner claimed to be distinctively different from the results on the portal.

Miss. Adeiga claimed in the petition that she ought to be declared as a winner of the elections and that the bye-election conducted should not affect the win of the petitioner. The Tribunal is scheduled to sit on the 1st of June, 2021, to adjudicate and determine the claims of the petitioner.

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