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LG election: Court stops ODIEC in Ondo from collecting APC list

LG election: Court stops ODIEC in Ondo from collecting APC list

- A court in Ondo stops the state's electoral umpire from collecting the list of candidates on the platform of the APC

- The suit was instituted in the court led allegedly by a faction of the APC led by Ade Adetimehin, its state chairman

- Justice DI Kolawole of the Ondo state high court adjourns the case till Monday, September 17

Less than three months to the local government election in Ondo, a court has stopped the state independent electoral commission (ODIEC) from accepting the list of candidates for the exercise on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The exercise comes up on December 1, 2018, according to Sahara Reporters.

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The report said court documents obtained by the media organisation in the evening of Monday, September 10, showed that Idowu Otetubu and Gani Muhammad Ajowa, who are the plaintiffs, asked the court to halt the action by a faction of the APC in the state.

The faction, the report said, was led by Ade Adetimehin, its state chairman.

The plaintiffs were said to have joined Ade Adetimehin, Adesina Ikoto Atila, APC and the Ondo state Independent Electoral Commission (ODIEC) as defendants in the suit.

Justice DI Kolawole of the Ondo state high court reportedly adjourned till Monday, September 17, on the motion for the notice of the injunction.

Legit.ng earlier reported that the government of Ondo has tongue-lashed a former deputy governor of the state, Alhaji Ali Olanusi, for allegedly criticising the adoption of the indirect primaries by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of 2019.

The state government, through its information commissioner, Yemi Olowolabi, said Olanusi’s comment was wither borne out of a mix of mischief and double-speak.

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This was after the Ondo state chapter of the APC on Wednesday, September 5, in Akure, adopted indirect primaries for selection of its candidates for the 2019 elections.

Speaking to newsmen after the state executive meeting of the party, Senator Tayo Alasoadura, representing Ondo central senatorial district of the state, said the option was endorsed to forestall difficulties and crises, come 2019 elections.

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Source: Legit.ng

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