In Edo Court sacks lawmaker, orders APC to conduct fresh primaries

“My client won the primary and a certificate of return issued him and as such he won the election as conducted on April 11, 2015,’’ he said.

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A Federal High Court sitting in Benin on Wednesday nullified the election of Sunday Aghedo, representing Ovia South West in the Edo State House of Assembly, on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC).

The presiding judge, Justice Mohammed Lima, ordered for a fresh primary election within the APC, and a fresh House of Assembly election for the constituency. Lima ordered that the entire process must be concluded within 90 days.

Aghedo and the APC were joined in a suit filed by Mr Godwin Adenomo, who claimed that he was the rightful winner of the APC primary election conducted on Dec. 2, 2014.

Adenomo had approached the court, seeking to be declared the winner of the House of Assembly elections conducted across the constituency on April 11, 2015, having won the party primary.
Reacting to the judgment, counsel to Adenomo, Mr Kingsey Obamogie said his client would appeal the judgment.

My client won the primary and a certificate of return issued him and as such he won the election as conducted on April 11, 2015,’’ he said.

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