Primaries: Court sacks Ogun APC candidates, upholds PDP’s Aderinokun

October 6, 2022
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A Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Thursday nullified the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that produced Isiaq Abiodun Akinlade as the House of Representatives candidate for Yewa South/Ipokia Federal Constituency.

The court also nullified the election that produced Biyi Adeleye as the APC House of Assembly candidate for Remo North State constituency.

In another judgement, the court upheld the primary that produced Olumide Aderinokun as the PDP candidate for Ogun Central Senatorial district. 

The presiding judge, O.O Oguntoyinbo delivered the judgements in different cases decided on Thursday. 

Oguntoyinbo declared the election of Akinlade as House of Representative candidate “irregular, null and void.” 

The suit was filed by an aggrieved aspirant, Chief Michael Adebayo Adeleke against three defendants – the APC, Isiaq Abiodun Akinlade and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The plaintiff, had through his counsel, George Oyeniyi, prayed the court to declare that the primary election conducted on May 27th 2022 at Orona Hall, Ilaro to select candidate for House of Representatives did not follow the party’s guidelines.

The judge, in a separate judgement also nullified the election that produced Biyi Adeleye as the APC House of Assembly candidate for Remo North State constituency.

The incumbent lawmaker, Osho Solomon had dragged APC, INEC and Adeleye before the court challenging the primary election.

Delivering the ruling in another case, the judge upheld Aderinokun’s election as the PDP candidate for Ogun central. 

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