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JUST IN; Court nullifies APC House of Reps candidate, orders fresh election

JUST IN; Court nullifies APC House of Reps candidate, orders fresh election

The Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, on Thursday has cancelled the nomination of Hon. Isiaq Abiodun Akinlade as House of Representatives candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) for Yewa South/Ipokia Federal Constituency.

The nomination of Isiaq Akinlade by the All Progressives Congress (APC) was declared “irregular, null and void” by the presiding Justice O.O. Oguntoyinbo.

The Court held that Akinlade never paid for an expression of interest form or was screened by APC within the time prescribed by the party in respect of the National Assembly primary election.

The Court also ordered a fresh primary within 40 days to select and nominate candidates for Yewa South/ Ipokia Federal Constituency seat 2023.


It also barred Akinlade from further participating in the ordered fresh primary election.

The suit was filed by an aggrieved aspirant, Chief Michael Adebayo Adeleke against three defendants; the APC, Isiaq Abiodun Akinlade and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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