Court dismisses PDP’s suit against Tokunbo Abiru

Polaris Bank CEO Tokunbo Abiru

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday dismissed a suit by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) suit seeking to disqualify Senator Tokunbo Abiru of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from continuing to represent Lagos East Senatorial District.

In a five-hour judgment, Justice Chuka Obiozor upheld the argument canvassed by Abiru’s lawyer Kemi Pinheiro that the PDP’s case was statute-barred.

The judge also disagreed with the PDP’s argument made through its counsel Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) cannot transfer a voter’s registration details.

Abiru won the December 5 senatorial bye-election by polling 89,204 votes against the PDP’s Babatunde Gbadamosi who polled 11,257 votes.

The seat became vacant following the death of Senator Bayo Osinowo.