- A federal high court in Ado-Ekiti has dismissed a suit, Kayode Ojo, challenging the victory of the governor-elect, Biodun Oyebanji, in the APC guber primary held on January 27
- The court, on Thursday, August 4, upheld the preliminary objection of Kabir Akingbolu, the counsel to Oyebanji, which stated that Ojo's writ of summons and statement was deceptive
- At the APC governorship primary in Ekiti, Ojo lost to Oyebanji, who later went ahead to win the state governorship election on June 18
Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti - A federal high court in Ado-Ekiti has struck out a suit by Kayode Ojo, an aspirant in the governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on January 27, challenging the governor-elect, Biodun Oyebanji’s victory.
On Thursday, August 4, the court upheld the preliminary objection of Oyebanji’s counsel, Kabir Akingbolu, which claimed that Ojo's writ of summons and statement claims were defective, adding that this dealt a fatal blow to the case, The Nation reported.
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Ojo was the first runner-up in the broom party’s primary. He had approached the court to challenge the exercise, said some individuals he described as political officers as electoral officers.
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He asked the court to nullify the primary over violation of the APC constitution and order for a fresh primary.
In the suit, the APC was the first defendant, while Oyebanji is the second defendant. Oyebanji won the state governorship election, which was conducted on June 18.
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Other defendants in the suit are the Independent National Electoral Commission (3rd), Ayo Adegbite (4th), Adeoye Aribasoye (5th), Vincent Bewaji (6th), Goke Olajide (7th), Lateef Akanle (8th), Richard Apolola (9th), Kayode Fasakin (10th), Adu Joseph (11th) and Teju Okuyiga (12th).
The rest defendants are Olumide Fadipe (13th), Dele Oloje (14th), Victor Adeniyi (15th), Folorunso Olabode (16th), Deji Ajayi (17th), Sunkanmi Onipede (18th), Kemi Olaleye (19th) and the Secretary and Members of the Ekiti APC 2022 Gubernatorial Primary Electoral Committee (20th).
Ekiti governor-elect reveals things he will prioritise as he receives certificate of return
Legit.ng has reported that the Ekiti state governor-elect, Biodun Oyebanji, has received his certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Monisade Afuye, the deputy-governor-elect, also received hers on Wednesday, July 22, at the headquarters of the electoral umpire in the state capital, Ado-Ekiti.
Oyebanji, while receiving the certificate, promised to execute his 6-point agenda and take the state to another level.