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Justice O.O Oguntoyinbo of the Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Tuesday nullified the election of Hon. Isiaq Abiodun Akinlade as House of Representatives candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) for Yewa South/Ipokia Federal Constituency in Ogun State.
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 National Assembly primary election.
He described the nomination of Akinlade by the All Progressives Congress (APC) as “irregular, null and void”.
The court also ordered a fresh primary within 40 days to select and nominate candidates for Yewa South/Ipokia Federal Constituency in the forthcoming 2023 general election.
PLATFORM TIMES reports that the Court barred Akinlade from further participating in the 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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