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Court strikes out suit challenging Ekiti gov-elect's candidacy

Court strikes out suit challenging Ekiti gov-elect's candidacy

4th August 2022 Biodun Oyebanji 4th August 2022 A Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti Division, on Thursday struck out a suit filed by an All Progressives Congress governorship aspirant in the January 27 primary in Ekiti State, Kayode Ojo, challenging the emergence of the governor-elect, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, as the party candidate.Delivering judgment, Justice Babs Kuewumi, who upheld the preliminary objection of the counsel to Oyebanji, Mr Kabir Akingbolu, that the writ of summons and statement of claims of Ojo were defective which dealt a fatal blow to the case, threw out the case.” Counsel to Oyebanji, Akingbolu, expressed satisfaction with the verdict, saying, “Before a process is filed in court, a known lawyer must sign, it but many lawyers subscribed to this originating process but there was only one signature.While Ojo’s counsels urged the court to uphold their statement of claims and grant them the reliefs being sought, counsels to Oyebanji said that the suit was not competent, saying that the discrepancies in the originating processes had rendered the case academic.

The plaintiff is free to approach the higher court for appeal.Though, we believe in the santity of the court, but the judge erred in his judgement and we know the appeal court will correct the error.

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