Court sacks Ogun ADC governorship and house of assembly candidates

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Court sacks Ogun ADC governorship and house of assembly candidates

African Democratic Congress (ADC) governorship candidate for the 2023 election, Biyi Otegbeye, as well as the party’s State Assembly candidates, have been sacked by a Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

 

The candidates were sacked after Ogun state’s chapter of the Labour Party approached the court asking it to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to recognize the governorship candidate and others.

 

Justice Akintayo Aluko who presided over the case, affirmed that the primary election which produced Otegbeye and others did not comply with the Electoral Act. He thereafter nullified the election. 

 

While the counsel to the Labour Party commended the judgement, the counsel to the ADC candidate said they may be compelled to appeal the judgement after access to the court judgement.



Source: Linda Ikeji