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Appeal Court Sacks Peter Akpatason As Edo APC Candidate Despite Winning House Of Reps Election

The Court docket of Attraction sitting in Benin Metropolis has sacked Comrade Peter Akpatason because the All Progressives Congress candidate for Akoko-Edo Federal Constituency.

It declared the Speaker, Edo State Home of Assembly, Hon Kabiru Adjoto as the candidate of the party for Akoko-Edo federal constituency.

The appellate court also nullified the APC National Assembly Primaries election appeals committee headed by former governor of Edo State, Professor Oserheimen Osunbor.

Delivering judgment on the enchantment filed by Speaker Adjoto, Justice Moore Abraham-Adumein mentioned that the trial court docket should have heard the case introduced earlier than it since it’s its obligation to take action.

Justice Moore held the Prof. Osunbor led committee was not correctly constituted as a result of the committee contravenes Article 21 B of the APC tips celebration of which says “no member of the 5 member appeals committee shall be from the state of project”.

Moore famous referring the case again to the trial court docket would have been statute bared however that haven thought-about the evidences earlier than the decrease court docket which it didn’t contemplate, Adjoto received the first election because the returning officer in the course of the election Hon Sufiyanu Igbafe declared that Adjoto scored 7,034 votes as towards his opponent, Honourable Peter Akpatason who scored 5,606 votes.

In accordance with him: “The trial court docket for causes finest identified to it failed or uncared for to make any pronouncement on the true problem earlier than it

“This enchantment is hereby unanimously allowed and the prayers sought by the appellant within the trial court docket are hereby granted and the sum of N300, 000 is hereby awarded as price towards the first and 2nd respondents”.

He mentioned his two colleagues, Justice Chioma Nwosu-Iheme, who’s the presiding Justice and Justice Tunde Efotoye agreed with the judgment.

Lawyer to Akpatason, Omoh-Ige Adebayo mentioned they’d contest the judgment on the Supreme Court docket whereas an elated Adjoto mentioned: “The judiciary just isn’t solely the final hope of the widespread man but additionally of the massive man” and promised to provide extra illustration to his folks greater than he has given within the state Home of Meeting.

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