- The Federal High Court in Ogun state has nullified the gubernatorial and House of Assembly candidates of the ADC in the state
- This invariably means that the ADC's governorship candidate, Biyi Otegbeye and others have been sacked
- The court gave the verdict after it established that the ADC in the state did not meet the provisions of the Electoral Act in conducting its primary elections
Abeokuta, Ogun state - The election of the governorship and House of Assembly candidates of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Ogun has been nullified by the Federal High Court.
According to the court in Abeokuta, the state capital on Friday, November 25, the primary elections which produced the ADC's gubernatorial candidate, Biyi Otegbeye, and other candidates failed to meet the provisions of the Electoral Act.
The verdict of the court was delivered on Friday by the presiding judge, Justice Akintayo Aluko, Channels TV reports.
Justice Aluko gave the ruling days after the Labour Party in the state approached the court asking it to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to recognize the candidature of Otegbeye and those of others.
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Although the counsel to the Labour Party commended the ruling, the counsel to Otegbeye said they may be forced to appeal the judgement when his client gets the verdict.
Ogun 2023: Amosun's support for Otegbeye against Abiodun commendable, says ADC chieftain
A chieftain of the opposition African Democratic Congress (ADC) and popular social commentator, Chief Olawale Adebajo, had commended the former governor of Ogun state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun for declaring support for the governorship candidate of ADC, Barrister Biyi Otegbeye.
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The support for the opposition governorship candidate had, however, generated controversy and caused some panic within the APC circles.
The state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, had also reacted to Amosun's stance, saying he would not be deterred by the move.
Speaking to journalists on Friday, October 21 on the development, Chief Adebayo described Amosun's move as patriotic.