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Appeal Court asked to nullify Ogun Speaker’s election

Speaker of Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, has been dragged earlier than an Appeal Court in Ibadan, Oyo State by his closest rival within the March 9 House of Assembly election, Mr Wemimo Owolabi.

Owolabi, DAILY POST learnt, is asking the tribunal to invalidate Oluomo’s election and declare him winner of similar.

Owolabi, candidate of the Allied People’s Movement (APM) had earlier approached the election petition tribunal, asking it to nullify Oluomo’s election for alleged misconduct and overvoting.

DAILY POST, nonetheless, recalled that the election petition tribunal, headed by Justice Adenike Coker, on September 20, upheld the election of the Speaker, Oluomo, because the lawmaker representing Ifo Constituency 1.

Sitting in Abeokuta, the three-member tribunal held that the proof submitted by Owolabi, of the APM was inadequate to nullify the election of Oluomo, candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Not glad with the choice of the tribunal, Owolabi, it was learnt, had filed his petitions on the Appeal Court, asking it to upturn the judgement of the decrease tribunal.

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