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Osun: Courtroom nullifies Gov Oyetola’s nomination as APC candidate

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The Federal Excessive Courtroom in Abuja has nullified the nomination of Governor Isiaka Oyetola and his Deputy Governorship candidate, Benedict Alabi within the only in the near past concluded Osun gubernatorial election.

The court docket dominated that the submission of their names to INEC by Governor Mai Mala Buni violated the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Electoral Act 2022.

Kehinde Ogunwumiju (SAN) in April this yr went to court docket to problem the nomination and sponsorship of Governor Isiaka Oyetola and his deputy because the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) within the Osun Election.

Justice Emeka Nwite in his judgment sided with the submissions of the Plaintiff’s counsel and dominated as null and void, the nomination of Governor Isiaka Oyetola and Benedict Alabi by the APC.

The court docket additionally held that Governor Buni violated the supply of sections of the Structure as a result of he held twin govt positions because the Governor of Yobe State and as effectively, the Chairman of the Nationwide Caretaker Committee of APC.

The court docket held that each one actions taken by Governor Buni, together with submitting the names of Governor Oyetola and his Deputy to INEC, amounted to a nullity in regulation.

Counsel to Gov Oyetola has maintained he’ll attraction the decision.