A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed an application brought before it by the runner up of the All Progressives Congress (APC) 2016 governorship primary, Segun Abraham.
In a ruling on Friday, November 9, the court held that matters can't be heard on originating summon because parties will need to call witnesses and file pleadings.
The court further submitted that the matter brought before it by Abraham is a contentious matter that needs witnesses.
Abraham is challenging the 2016 primary election which gave the incumbent Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, the ticket of the party which also secured him the November 2016 governorship election.
Party leaders and members of the party in the state have called on Abraham to jettison the case and join hands with the governor to move the party forward, but he has continued with the case.
Abraham, a former ally of APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has vowed to retrieve his mandate, which he claims was stolen from him by Governor Akeredolu.
Meanwhile, earlier today, the Ondo state House of Assembly speaker, Bamidele Oloyelogun and his deputy, Iroju Ogundeji were impeached over alleged gross misconduct.
The deputy speaker lroju Ogundeji was earlier impeached and subsequently reinstated early this year, but it is not yet clear why the lawmakers took this latest action.
The Ondo APC chapter have been in crisis since the party primaries were held ahead of the 2019 general elections.
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