BREAKING: Court Gives Verdict on INEC Engaging MC Oluomo to Distribute Election Materials

BREAKING: Court Gives Verdict on INEC Engaging MC Oluomo to Distribute Election Materials

  • The INEC has been restrained from engaging the chairman of Lagos Parks and Garage, Musiliu Akinsanya, AKA MC Oluomo, from distributing electoral materials
  • A federal high court in Lagos granted the prayer of the Labour Party that alleged that that Oluomo have engaged in political violence and thuggery
  • Oluomo was the former chairman of the NURTW in the state before the state government suspended union's activities and became the pioneer chairman of the Lagos Parks and Garage

Ikeja, Legos - A federal high court in Lagos has restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from engaging the Lagos Parks and Garages chairman, Musiliu Akinsanya, popular as MC Oluomo.

According to The Tribune, Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the court acceded to the prayer of the Labour Party to stop the commission from engaging Lagos transport boss to distribute election materials on voting days on Monday, February 20.

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Court stops INEC from engaging Oluomo on material distribution Photo Credit: INEC Nigeria
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Will INEC engage Oluomo to distribute election material in Lagos?

The Labour Party have raised concerns over alleged involvement of Oluomo in political violence and thuggery in the state.

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The ruling will stand until the hearing and determination pof the substantial suit.

The court ruled that the order restrains the INEC (defendant/respondent) “whether by itself or by its officers, affiliates, servants, privies or agents or any person acting or purporting to act for and on its behalf howsoever from taking any steps or further steps whatsoever in furtherance of the engagement or appointment or consummating the appointment” of the Akinsanya-led Lagos State Parks Management Committee.

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Oluomo is the former chairman of the Lagos state chapter of the National Union of Roads Transport Workers (NURTW) before having rift with the union's national body.

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Following the dispute between the Lagos state chapter of the NURTW and its national body, the Lagos state government suspended the activities of the transport union and formed the Lagos Parks and Garages, where Oluomo emerged as

Appeal court dismissed suit challenging Tinubu's candidacy earlier reported that an appeal court in Abuja had disqualified a suit by ex-minister of state for education's loyalists, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba.

The Incorporated Trustees of Rights for All International (ITRAI), a group loyal to former cabinet member of President Muhammadu Buhari, has filed an appeal to disqualify the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, from contesting the forthcoming poll.

The court dismissed the suit saying it was incomplete since Nwajiuba was removed as party to the appeal, stating that the ruling of the high court was not appeal.


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