Did you know that discussions have continued in different quarters, following verdict of the Justice Uzor Anyanwu of a Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna, which sacked Senator Dayo Adeyeye of the All Progressives Congress (APC)?
The judge, on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, upheld the tribunal judgment declaring Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Senator Abiodun Olujimi winner of the Ekiti South Senatorial election held on Saturday, February 23, 2019.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Adeyeye winner of the National Assembly election and Olujimi petitioned the tribunal, seeking declaration that she had the highest number of votes in the election.
The 62-year-old Senator urged the tribunal to nullify the PDP candidate’s victory, claiming irregularities in the electoral process.
Subsequently, the tribunal nullified elections in some polling units and declared Olujimi the winner of the election.
Who is Senator Biodun Olujimi?
She is known for her courage in politics, grass root governance and her contributions in the Nigerian Telecommunication industry where she was a board member of Nigerian Communications Commission.
Biodun’s broadcasting and journalism career was rewarding, although it was not her desired occupation. During her career as a journalist, she worked with the Nigerian Tribune, Nigerian Posts and Telecommunication, Nigerian Television Authority, the Delta Steel Company, Ovwian Aladja, Reflex Concept, DBN Television
and even made it to the top as the Manager of DBN TV from 1993 to 1997.
She joined her husband in politicsin 1997 as the National Publicity Secretary of the extinct NCPN, she moved to All Peoples Congress (APC) after the extinction of her former party, and still became the National Publicity Secretary in APC.
In 2002, she joined Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and this was the beginning of her great achievements in politics. 2003 was the year she was appointed the Special Assistant to the Executive Governor of Ekiti State, from there she was elected to the Federal House of Assembly. She became the Deputy Governor of Ekiti State with Governor Ayo Fayose in 2005.
Olujimi attained other great heights in politics; from being the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure in her state to a Director of Women Affairs. In 2015, she contested for a Senatorial seat and won, and became a senator representing the Ekiti South constituency in the National Assembly under the Peoples Democratic Party.
Abiodun Olujimi is regarded as one of the most experienced female politicians in Nigeria.
The Peoples Democratic Party, Ekiti State chapter appointed her as the state party leader in November, 2018 in order to strengthen the state party in preparation for the 2019 elections