Courts Transfer Ogun Speaker’s Suit To Abeokuta, Revokes Adeleye APC’s Ticket
A Federal High Court, Abeokuta, has revoked the nomination of Honorable Biyi Adeleye, the APC candidate for the Remo North State constituency, for the 2023 poll in Ogun State.
Justice Oluwatoyin Oguntoyinbo ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to substitute the name of Adeleye with that of Honorable Solomon Osho as the APC candidate.
Justice Oguntoyinbo gave the order in her judgement in an application filed by Osho to challenge his election as candidate for the Remo North State Constituency during the Ogun State APC primary election.
The Judge ruled that the special adviser failed to resign his appointment as the Governor’s Special Adviser on Political Affairs, in line with sub section 12 of section 84 of the electoral act 2022.
She also ruled that while Honorable Osho collected the nomination form to contest in the primaries, Adeleye failed to obtain the nomination form.
Courts Transfer Ogun Speaker’s Suit To Abeokuta
The alleged official corruption case filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against the speaker of Ogun State House of Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo, has been transferred to a Federal High Court, Abeokuta.
The case which EFCC initiated in Lagos last month, was transferred by a Federal High Court in Lagos to Abeokuta.
Justice Malik of a Federal High Court, hearing the case for the first time on Thursday, reads afresh the 12 count charges filed by EFCC against the speaker.
The Speaker’s Counsel, Monday Bawah, applied for a bail to be granted to the speaker, pleading with the court to retain the initial bail granted him by a vacation judge of a Federal High Court in Lagos, which he is still enjoying.
The judge sustained the bail and adjourned hearing into the case till November 23.
Courts Revokes Akindele’s APC’s Ticket
In another case, a Federal High Court, Abeokuta has cancelled the nomination of Honorable Isiaka Akinlade, as the APC candidate for the Yewa South/Ipokia Federal Constituency in the 2023 polls.
The court orders the APC to conduct a fresh primary election within 40 days to select and nominate a candidate for the ticket.
Justice O.Oguntoyinbo who issued the ruling, also orders that Akinlade must not participate in the fresh APC primaries, to select another candidate.
Justice Oguntoyinbo cancelled Akinlade’s nomination on Thursday, while ruling on an application filed by an aggrieved APC aspirant for the ticket, Chief Michael Adeleke.
The judge in his judgement, ruled that Akinlade did not purchase an expression of interest form of the APC, to contest in the primaries for the house of representatives in the Yewa South/Ipokia Federal Constituency.
Justice Oguntoyinbo also ruled that Akinlade was not screened by the APC within the period stipulated for the conduct of primaries for the National Assembly polls.