Court arraigns 50-year-old man for ‘disrupting’ Ekiti APC governorship primaries

Court arraigns 50-year-old man for ‘disrupting’ Ekiti APC governorship primaries

- A 50-year-old man, Ojo Olakunle, has been docked by Ekiti magistrate court over APC governorship primary

- APC had suspended its gubernatorial primary in Ekiti due to violence and attempted ballot snatching

- The prosecutor Femi Falade told the court the defendant allegedly committed the offences with others at large on May 5 at Oluyemi Kayode stadium, Ado-Ekiti

The police have arraigned a 50-year-old man, Ojo Olakunle, at an Ado-Ekiti chief magistrates’ court for allegedly disrupting the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primaries.

The Nation reports that Olakunle, whose address was not provided, is facing a three-count charge of destruction of ballot box, interference with the ballot box and acting in a disorderly manner.

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Legit.ng gathered that the prosecutor Femi Falade told the court the defendant allegedly committed the offences with others at large on May 5 at Oluyemi Kayode stadium, Ado-Ekiti.

He alleged the defendant attempted to destroy the ballot box and ballot papers used at the election.

The prosecutor said the accused, without authority, interfered with and threw down the ballot box at the poll centre.

“He conducted himself in disorderly manner to prevent the poll from holding,’’ he said.

The offences contravene sections 118 (5), 118 (1) of the Electoral Act 2010 as amended.

The defendant pleaded not guilty.

His counsel, Odunayo Okunade, urged the court to grant his client bail in liberal terms, promising he will not jump bail.

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Chief Magistrate Adesoji Adegboye granted the accused bail at N200,000 with two sureties.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the governor of Delta state and chairman of committee for Ekiti state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s primary for the July 14 poll, Ifeanyi Okowa, as well as Governor Ayodele Fayose have taunted the APC for its botched primary on Saturday, May 5.

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Source: Legit.ng

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