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Ondo: Abraham Loses Case against Gov. Akeredolu

By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
The Supreme Court, sitting in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has struck out the suit instituted by Dr. Segun Abraham against Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, in respect of the governorship of the state.
Abraham was challenging the emergence of Governor Akeredolu as candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the November 2016 governorship election.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday, however, struck out Abraham’s case for lack of competence.
The court held that Abraham failed to file his case within the stipulated 14 days after the cause of action.
The court explained that Abraham approached the court 28 days after the primary election he was challenging instead of the stipulated 14 days.
One of the counsel to Governor Akeredolu, Olumide Olujinmi, explained that, “There is an interlocutory appeal to the Court of Appeal and the appellate court said by virtue of the court operations, nobody has the right to interlocutory appeal.
“It’s that complaint we took to the Supreme Court that we have a right to interlocutory appeal and the Supreme Court said that the case that is pending at the Federal High Court is not competent. So, there is no need for argument and therefore the apex court struck out the case”.
The court verdict would appear to be the end of the road for Abraham, which many believed was outsmarted in the APC primary election through the inclusion of some strange names in the delegate list used for the party’s primary election.


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