Why Adojutelegan’s appeal failed against Akeredolu

The Court of Appeal has explained why it dismissed an appeal filed against the victory of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, in the primary election of All Progressives Congress(APC) held on July 20, 2020 by another Aspirant, Dr Nathaniel Adojutelegan

The court ruled that the appeal lack merit.

SUNSHINETRUTH recalls that the suit seek to nullify the primary election that produced Akeredolu as the APC candidate in the October 10, 2020 governorship election.

Justice Abang of the Federal High Court had on December 16 2020 had upheld the emergence of Rotimi Akeredolu as the flagbearer of APC in the governorship election held on the 10th October, 2020.

However, the Court of Appeal, Abuja, in an unanimous decision on Friday, held that the appeal by Adojutelegan lacks merit.

A three member panel of the Appellate court led by Theresa Orj-Abadua

unanimously dismissed the appeal.

Justice Ibrahim Adeyangtso, a member of the panel, who read the lead judgment, held that after considering all the issues raised by parties to the case, the appeal was found to be lacking in substance.

The three member panel upheld the decision of the Federal High Court, Abuja, which earlier dismissed same of being statue barred.

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