Adeyemi Challenges APC Governorship Primary Election in Kogi State

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The Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed the suit filed by Smart Adeyemi challenging the primary election that produced Ahmed Ododo as the candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC for the Kogi state governorship election scheduled for November 2023.

Adeyemi, a former lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District had approached the Federal High Court seeking to nullify the governorship primary election the APC, held in the state on the ground that it was not validly conducted.

Delivering Judgement, James Omotosho, held that Adeyemi did not prove his allegation that Ododo was not lawfully nominated by the APC.

The court held that the allegations the plaintiff raised in the suit were criminal in nature and therefore ought to be proved beyond reasonable doubt.

Reacting to the judgement, Adeyemi, through his counsel, said he will appeal the judgement.

Written by: Helen Obih

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