Ondo: Court approves hearing of suit challenging Akeredolu’s candidacy

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Friday approved the hearing of a suit challenging the emergence of Rotimi Akeredolu as candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the recently concluded governorship election in Ondo State.

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, in a ruling, dismissed the notice of preliminary objection challenging the competence of the suit, which was filed by Akeredolu’s co-aspirant in the APC’s primary, Olusegun Abraham.

The judge also dismissed Akeredolu’s argument that he was not pepperly served with the processes.

The suit hadebeen filed by Abraham through his lawyer, Prof. Yemi Akinseye-George (SAN).

He prayed the court to declare that the primary was held in violation of provisions of the APC’s Electoral Guidelines for Governorship Primary Election 2014.

Justice Dimgba, after dismissing Akeredolu’s objection on Friday, adjourned till February 2, 2017 for the hearing of the substantive suit.

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