A'Court affirms Adebiyi as APC House of Assembly candidate in Ogun - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Friday, December 16, 2022

A'Court affirms Adebiyi as APC House of Assembly candidate in Ogun

By Adedayo Olanrewaju

The Appeal Court, sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, on Friday, affirmed Hon.  Adebiyi Adeleye as the validly nominated and authentic candidate of All Progressives Congress candidate for the House of Assembly, Remo North State Constituency, in the forthcoming general elections.

Delivering judgment in the appeal marked CA/IB/436/2022; Mr. Adebiyi Adeleye Vs. Hon. Solomon Oluwaseyi Osho & 3 Ors, the panel comprising Justices Adumein, Nimpar, and Ojo resolved all the issues in the appeal in favour of APC and Hon Adebiyi Adeleye. 

It would be recalled that Solomon Osho had challenge the candidacy of Hon. Adeleye that he did not obtain the mandatory expression of interest form and do not participate in the screening exercise before his participation in the party primary election.

Justice Moore Adumein ruled that Hon Adeleye did satisfy the provisions of the law, having considered the evidences tendered by the respondent. 

"In October 2022, A Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital had removed Adeleye and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to forward the name of the incumbent lawmaker, Hon. Osho Solomon, as the winner of the APC primary in Remo North State constituency.

Hon. Adeleye who polled thirty Seven (37) votes to beat closest aspirant, Osho who had twelve (12 ) votes and Captain Opanuga, who secured zero vote.

Aggrieved by the outcome of the election, Solomon Osho instituted a suit challenging Adeleye’s victory.

The court therefore in its wisdom set aside the judgement of the Federal High Court and pronounced the plaintiffs claim as vague, inconsistent, lacking in merit, and dismissed.

While urging members to “leave no stone unturned in ensuring overwhelming victory for all APC candidates in our agenda to continue to build our future together”,  Adeleye  thanked the Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, whom he described as a passionate and reliable leader who has provided purposeful and progressive leadership in governance and party politics. 

He also thanked the party executives, both at the State and local government, as well as party members, for their unalloyed supports and firm believe in his candidature.  

He said, "Its a victory for democracy, and  everybody, including the plaintiff. This of course will further deepen and enhance our democratic ideals and reaffirm our belief in the court as the true temple of justice". 

"I call on my brother, Solomon Osho, as well as all other stakeholders to join us in this process to move Ogun State and most affectedly Remo North to their lofty height. Its no victor, no vanquish", he added.

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