2023: Court sacks Akinlade as Reps candidate in Ogun - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Thursday, October 6, 2022

2023: Court sacks Akinlade as Reps candidate in Ogun

By Peter Adedoyin

A Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital on Thursday nullified the election of Hon. Isiaq Abiodun Akinlade as House of Representatives candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) for Yewa South/Ipokia Federal Constituency.

The presiding Justice O.O. Oguntoyinbo declared as “irregular, null and void” the nomination of Isiaq Akinlade by the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Court held that Akinlade never paid for an expression of interest form or was screened by APC within the time prescribed by the party in respect of the National Assembly primary election.

The Court also ordered a fresh primary to select and nominate candidates for Yewa South/ Ipokia Federal Constituency seat 2023.

It also barred Akinlade from further participating in the ordered fresh primary election.

The suit was filed by an aggrieved aspirant, Chief Michael Adebayo Adeleke against three defendants; the APC, Isiaq Abiodun Akinlade and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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