- A the moment, the APC in Ogun has no candidate for the House of Reps, Yewa South and Ipokia Federal Constituency, precisely
- This is as the Federal High Court in the state on Thursday, October 6, sacked the ruling party's candidate for the seat, Hon. Isiaka Abiodun Akinlade
- The court ruled that Akinlade did not pay for the expression of interest form at the time he was supposed to
- Moreover, Akinlade is not to take part in the fresh election which is to be conducted within the next 40 days
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Ogun - The election of Hon. Isiaka Abiodun Akinlade, the House of Representatives candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) for Yewa South and Ipokia Federal Constituency, has been voided.
Akinlade's election was nullified by the Federal High Court in Ogun state on Thursday, October 6.
The court's ruling delivered by the presiding judge, Justice O.O. Oguntoyinbo, declared as “irregular, null and void” Akinlade's nomination by the All Progressives Congress (APC), The Nation reports.
In its verdict, the court said Akinlade did not pay for an expression of interest form, nor was he screened by APC within the time prescribed by the party in respect of the National Assembly primary poll.
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Added to this, a fresh primary is to be conducted within the next 40 days to select and nominate candidates for the constituency seat in 2023, and the sacked candidate is not to take part in the exercise.
The decision came on the heels of a suit from aggrieved aspirant of the APC, Chief Michael Adebayo Adeleke, filed against the APC, Isiaq Abiodun Akinlade and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
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