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The Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta has dismissed an appeal filed by the Governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in Ogun State ,Senator Buruji Kashamu to stay proceeding on the matter between the factional chairman , Sikirulahi Ogundele and Independent National Electoral Commission.
The judge of the High Court, Justice Abubakar Shitu on Tuesday refused to grant Kashamu’s appeal on the ground that Kashamu was not party to the matter and as such could not excercise the right to file an appeal.
Justice Shitu had on Wednesday, 30th January 2019, fixed February 5 for the hearing of the motion for joinder in the matter proposed by Kashamu between the original appelant and defendant .
Counsel for Kashamu, R.A Oluyede had gone to the appeal court in Ibadan seeking to stop the hearing of the substansive matter.
But, after series of arguments, the judge told Oluyede that he was yet to be a party in the matter he was appealing ,adding that he is not allowed under the law.
As the proceeding began , Oluyede observed that he was yet to be served the counter affidavits filed by the lead counsel for the appellant Afolabi Fashanu.
Fashanu immediately served the affidavits on Kashamu’s counsel in court.
The judge however, adjourned the matter till Thursday 7th February for proper hearing.
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