Fresh hope has been rekindled for popular Nigerian singer, Bankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W following the parliamentary election petitions tribunal on Monday.
The tribunal sacked Thaddeus Attah of the Labour Party as the winner of the House of Representatives election for
Eti-Osa federal constituency.
The tribunal while giving the judgment on Monday, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to conduct a supplementary election in 32 polling units within 90 days, as it agreed with Banky W and Obanikoro that elections did not hold in about 40 polling units.
Recall that Attah was declared the winner by the electoral umpire with 24,075 votes, defeating Banky W, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 18,666 votes and Babajide Obanikoro of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who scored 16,901 votes.
In a reaction to the tribunal ruling, Banky W expressed hope that his political career will soon turn around
He wrote on his official X handle, “It is possible. Still.”
The decision of the tribunal was also confirmed by the Spokesperson for the Labour Party in Lagos state, Olubunmi Adesanya.
She said, “So what happened was that two of the three judges ruled in favor of supplementary election taking place in some areas, while the third judge said the case should be dismissed.
“We’ll know what the party will do by tomorrow. We’ll await what our legal advisers tell us before we do anything.”
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