Sunday Karimi’s election as senator for the Kogi West senatorial district was validated by the Election Petition Tribunal in Lokoja.
After reviewing the petition, the tribunal upheld Senator Karimi’s election and dismissed the petitioner’s arguments as without merit and utterly without foundation.
The tribunal ruled that the majority of valid votes cast in the election were for the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Karimi, and it fined the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) complainant, T.J. Yusuf, N150,000.
The ruling APC was accused of rigging the 2023 senatorial election in Kogi West by Yusuf, as reported by JANESCOPE, who had petitioned the tribunal on the pretext of non-usage of the BVAS machine in some regions.
Karimi commented on the ruling by saying, “The choice of voting for me at the ballot has been further proven.” With her ruling approving my return and dismissing the petitioner’s case on all grounds, the court has once again taken a stand for justice, maintained our democracy, and strengthened the rule of law.