Court Declares Ex-gov’s Son As Winner of APC Primary in Powerful Northern State

Court Declares Ex-gov’s Son As Winner of APC Primary in Powerful Northern State

  • Oluwasegun Adebayo, the son of the former governor of Kwara state, Cornelius Adebayo, has been declared the winner of the APC primary for Isin/Oke-Ero/Ekiti/Irepodun federal constituency in Kwara
  • The court invalidated that primary that produced Raheem Olawuyi, a federal lawmaker seeking re-election under the ruling party
  • Adebayo has argued before the court that Olawuyi contested for the APC Kwara south senatorial ticket, where he lost to Senator Lola Ashiru during the primary

Ilorin, Kwara - The primary of the All Progressives Congress in the Isin/Oke-Ero/Ekiti/Irepodun federal constituency in Kwara state has been invalidated.

A federal high court sitting in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, nullified the primary that produced Raheem Olawuyi as the APC flagbearer for the federal constituency in the 2023 national assembly election, The Nation reported.

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Court declares ex-gov's son as winner of APC primary in powerful northern state Photo Credit: Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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Olawuyi is a house of representatives member seeking re-election to the lower chamber of the national assembly.

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The court, however, declared his challenger and son of former governor Cornelius Adebayo, Oluwasegun, as the primary winner.

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Adebayo has approached the court to challenge the victory of Olawuyi, citing some irregularities.

He told the court that he was the authentic winner of the APC primary in the Isin/Oke-Ero/Ekiti/Irepodun federal constituency.

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The son of the former governor said Olawuyi contested the APC Kwara south senatorial ticket and lost to Senator Lola Ashiru in the senatorial primary.

After listening to the argument, Justice Mohammed Sani declared that Adebayo is the primary winner.

The judge affirmed that the former governor's son is the APC candidate for the Isin/Oke-Ero/Ekiti/Irepodun federal constituency in Kwara in the 2023 national assembly election.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that a few days to be sworn in, the tribunal sitting in Osun admitted the APC documentary in evidence against Ademola Adeleke of the PDP.

The court also accepted other documents, including INEC regulations and guidelines for the governorship election.

However, counsels to the PDP and Adeleke, Onyeachi Ikpeazu (SAN) and Alex Izinyon (SAN) objected to the evidence while noting that they would give their reasons in their final address.

Source: Legit.ng

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