Ogun Labour In Court Seeks Sack Of ADC From 2023 Governorship Polls
Ogun state Labour Party has approached a federal high court, Abeokuta, seeking the disqualification of the state ADC governorship candidate, barrister Biyi Otegbeye from the 2023 polls.
The party in an application before the court on Tuesday joined the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the suit.
Counsel to Labour Party, barrister Monday Mawa told the court that his client was shocked to find the name of Otegbeye on the INEC’s final list of governorship candidates released last October 4, as the candidate of the state ADC.
The counsel refers the court to an earlier report and a document released by the ADC, indicating that the ADC did not hold governorship primaries, and INEC never witnessed any ADC governorship primaries in the state.
Mawa urges the judge to consider section 84, sub section one of the electoral act 2022 which stipulates that INEC must monitor all the primaries conducted by political parties.
Justice Aluko Akintayo adjourned further hearing into the case till November 17 for a proper hearing into the matter.
According to the judge, the adjournment was to enable INEC file necessary papers to respond to the counter filed by Labour to the preliminary objection of the ADC candidate.