Court dismisses suit challenging Akeredolu’s nomination

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Governor Rotimi Akeredolu

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, dismissed a suit that challenged the primary election that produced Governor Rotimi Akeredolu as the candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in the last gubernatorial election in Ondo State.

The court, in a judgement that was delivered by Justice Iyang Ekwo, held that the legal action which was instituted by one Mrs Olajumoke Anifowose was statute-barred.

Justice Ekwo held that the suit was brought outside the statutory 14 days period the law allowed for the commencement of a pre-election matter.

The court noted that the cause of action in the suit, which was Akeredolu’s nomination by the APC, occurred on July 20, 2020.

It observed that though the Plaintiff lodged a suit against Akeredolu’s nomination on July 29, which was within the 14 days period, she later withdrew the initial Originating Summons and substituted it with another one on August 20, 2020.

The court held that…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper