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Court sacks ADC Governorship, Assembly candidates in Ogun

A Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta has nullified the election that produced the Governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress, ADC, Biyi Otegbeye for the 2023 general election.

The Presiding Judge, Justice Akintayo Aluko also nullified the election that produced the ADC candidates for the State’s House of Assembly.

Justice Aluko held that the primary election which produced Otegbeye and the State’s Assembly candidates did not comply with the provisions of the Electoral Act.

The Labour Party in the state had approached the court asking it to compel INEC not to recognize the governorship candidate and others.

Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade; Editing by Tersoo Nicholas