Akeredolu’s candidacy: Court delivers judgement over primary election’s validity today

A Federal high court sitting in Abuja will today give judgement in a suit challenging the validity of the primary election that produced Governor Rotimi Akeredolu , as the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the October 10 election in Ondo state.

The trial judge, Justice Okon Abang at the last sitting had fixed today.
as judgement day.

This followed arguments from all parties in the suit with number: FHC/ABJ/CS/886/2020 filed on August 3 by Dr Nathaniel Adojutelegan, an APC governorship aspirant in the state election.

Also joined in the suit are
the All Progressives Congress and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Dissatisfied with the emergence of Akeredolu, Adojutelegan, challenged the outcome of the primary election result.

He alleged that the exercise was marred by a grave and substantial noncompliance with the spirit and purpose of the APC’s Constitution, Electoral Guidelines and the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended), which he argued: “substantially affected the outcome of the primary election.”

He said the delegates’ list used for the primary violated section 87(7) and (8) of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), Article 20 (iii) and (iv) (a), (b), (c) and (d) of the APC Constitution 2014 (as amended) and Electoral Guidelines.