OGUN: Court sacks ADC guber flagbearer, 26 assembly candidates

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A Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta has directed Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to expunge name of Barr. Biyi Otegbeye as the 2023 governorship candidate of all African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Ogun State.

The court held that the process that produced Otegbeye did not satisfy electoral law requirements.

The presiding Judge, Justice Adetayo Aluko also ordered INEC to expunge Otegbeye’s name from its website in respect of 2023 governorship election.

The same court had nullified state house of assembly primaries of ADC and the outcome, saying the primaries violated electoral law.

The state assembly judgement followed the suit brought before the court by the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the ADC and INEC, where the party sought five grounds for determination by the court but the case brought adverse consequence on Otegbeye was filed by Labour Party.

Justice Aluko in his judgement held that since the 3rd defendant (INEC) agreed that it did not monitor the ADC primaries, the action violates the electoral act and the Constitution.

 

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