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BREAKING: Court sacks Oyetola as APC Governorship Candidate

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A Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday, nullified the nomination of Governor Gboyega Oyetola and his Deputy, Benedict Alabi as candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in the just concluded Gubernatorial elections in Osun.

Presiding Justice, Emeka Nwite, held that the nomination of Oyetola and his deputy was unlawful. The suit marked; FHC/ABJ/CS/468/2022, was filed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and has Ex-Chairman of APC and Yobe Governor, Mai Mala Buni as one of the defendants.

Justice Nwite held that Oyetola and Alabi’s nomination was unconstitutional because Buni, who submitted their names to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, violated the provisions of Section 183 of the Constitution and Section 82(3) of the Electoral Act 2022.

The court also held that Governor Mai Mala Buni acted in contravention of the provision of Section 183 of the Constitution when he held dual executive positions as the Governor of Yobe State and the Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of APC.

Oyetola’s counsel however argued that the court should dismiss the case because the plaintiff did not have locus standi to commence the legal action against the defendants

The court held that the steps or decisions taken by Governor Mai Mala Buni, including forwarding the names of Governor Isiaka Oyetola and Benedict Alabi to INEC, amounted to a nullity in law.

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6 Comments

  1. Hello ! Folks, why do we Nigerians like causing problems for ourselves, the step the court takes now is invalid, because they were not sleeping when voting was taking placing, the action that take place now could have taken initially, this action taken by d court is like what we can call `Medicine after Death` is like when knife cut ones finger, then one drops d knife, but d damage has already done, all this actions taken by so called people, is called an act of `Hypocrysm` and d end of `Hypocrysm` is `Destablisation`

  2. THIS IS HOW THE NIGERIAN JUDICIARY CAUSES PROBLEM FOR TE COUNTRY AS PART ND PARCEL OF THE NIGERIAN MIRAGE.

    This is most THOUGHTLESS and INSENSITIVE adjudication. Throwing spanner into the wheels for political turmoil and UNREST in the already volatile polity.

    What purpose this INJUSTICE serves will still have to be unraveled with yet much to be desired.

    OBSERVERS ARE ON THE LOOKOUT! AND WATCHING WITH CLOSE KIN CLOSE INTEREST.

    1. When people decides to destroy God work Hod destroy them.
      Every one that have the mind to destroy Nigeria will be destroyed by God.

  3. I Love this case but it’s too late to decide now this i think is politically motivated move by some sets of individual who are not okay with him been their leader and is from both APC and PDP inforxe.

  4. I Love this case but it’s too late to decide now this i think is politically motivated move by some sets of individual who are not okay with him been their leader and is from both APC and PDP inforxe.

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