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LP candidate withdraws petition in opposition to Edo APC Reps member-elect

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Ademuyiwa’s intention was made recognized by means of the Ondo State LP’s counsel, Femi Emodamori, on the Ondo State Election Petition Tribunal in Akure.

Emodamori instructed the tribunal that the LP candidate, who was the second petitioner, had determined to discontinue his petition in opposition to Tunji-Ojo, the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) and the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) stories that LP and its candidate, Ademuyiwa, had earlier petitioned INEC for not permitting the celebration’s brand to be on the poll paper throughout the election and requested for one more election to carry within the federal constituency.


The petitioners included Tunji-Ojo and INEC of their petition.

The petitioners’ counsel, instructed the tribunal that the primary petitioner, LP, would, nonetheless, proceed within the petition case.

Emodamori, subsequently, requested the tribunal to permit him make an utility for modification within the petition by eradicating the title of the second petitioner.

Responding, Tolu Babaleye, the counsel to the second respondent, INEC, and Stella Odike, the counsel to the primary counsel, opposed the appliance for the modification, saying that it was it was late to take action.

Ruling on the case, Rose Soji, the Chairman of the tribunal, promised that every one purposes can be accommodated and determined upon in accordance with the legislation.


Soji, subsequently, adjourned the case to Could 17 for issues of all purposes and for additional listening to.

Equally, the tribunal heard the pre-hearing matter of petition of Kolawole Olugbenga, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) within the Akoko South East/Akoko South-West Federal Constituency in opposition to Olugbenga Adefarati, a candidate of APC and Home of Representatives member-elect within the constituency.

Olugbenga had approached and instructed the tribunal that the APC and its candidate shouldn’t have even taken half within the Feb. 25 Home of Consultant election in accordance with a Federal Courtroom’s judgement that requested them to not take part.

Olugbenga, by means of his counsel, Tolu Babaleye, requested the courtroom to cancel the victory accorded Adefarati and declare PDP and its candidate winner of the election within the constituency.

Of their responses, the counsel to Adefarati, Yinka Orokoto, the APC’s counsel, Dr A.O Ajana, and the INEC’s counsel, Titilayo Osagie, requested the tribunal to dismiss and strike out the petition.


They stated that the petition was incompetent and that the tribunal lacked jurisdiction to entertain such petition.

They instructed the courtroom {that a} greater courtroom’s ruling had given INEC and APC capability to accommodate Adefarati within the stated election.

Justice Soji, who dominated on the case, subsequently, adjourned the case to Could 27 for petitioners to show their petitions and requested all of the three respondents to name their witnesses on Could 30.

The tribunal, equally, had a pre-hearing on a petition by Tunji Balogun of LP in Ilaje/Ese Odo Federal Constituency, alleging that the LP brand was lacking on the poll papers throughout the election within the constituency.

Balogun joined INEC and APC’s candidate, Donald Ojogo, as respondents.


Balogun’s Counsel, Odusola Omolegbon, subsequently, referred to as for the cancellation of the election and conduct of a contemporary election within the constituency for equity to all of the candidates.

Ojogo’s counsel, Olusola Oke, INEC’s counsel, Kehinde Aladedutisure, and the APC’s counsel, Ajana, instructed the courtroom that the petition lacked advantage and ought to be discarded by the tribunal.

Ajana famous that the petitioner’s title couldn’t be accommodated by INEC as a result of it was submitted late.

He described the petition as a gross of abuse of the courtroom.

The tribunal adjourned sitting to Could 18 for additional pre-hearing.