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Osun Guber Vote: Court Dismisses Petition Seeking Oyetola's Disqualification

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Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja has dismissed a suit seeking to disqualify Governor Gboyega Oyetola as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday’s governorship election in the state.

Delivering judgment Thursday, the trial judge declared that the suit filed by a chieftain of the APC, Moshood Adeoti was an abuse of court process.

The judge held that there was no law supporting Adeoti’s process filed before the court.

The judge also agreed with the APC being the first defendant in the matter that the court could not assume jurisdiction on the matter on the grounds that there was no cause of action for filing the suit.

Justice Ekwo therefore dismissed the suit in its entirety.

Adeoti had prayed the court to nullify Oyetola’s candidacy on the grounds that he (Oyetola) contested in the primary despite being a member of the party’s Caretaker Extraordinary and Convention Planning Committee (CECPC).


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