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…Aspirant sues INEC over substitution

An APC House of Representatives aspirant for Ilorin East/Ilorin South Federal Constituency, Oluwashola Idiagbon, has sued the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) before a Kwara State High Court, Ilorin for allegedly publishing the name of one Abdulganiyu Cook-Olododo as the winner of the APC National Assembly primary.

Idiagbon also accused the APC of substituting his name with Alhaji Cook-Olododo as the candidate of the primary in his constituency.

Idiagbon is claiming that Cook-Olododo came third in the said APC National Assembly primary.

In a motion on notice brought pursuant to Sections 6 and 36 of the Nigerian Constitution by Idiagbon’s counsel, John Dada, he prayed the court for “an order of interlocutory injunction restraining the defendants/respondents either by themselves, their agents, servants, privies, assigns or anyone whosoever from recognizing, submitting/forwarding and publishing the name of Olododo (3rd respondent) or any other person as candidate of Ilorin East/Ilorin South Federal Constituency of the House of Representatives from Kwara State in the forthcoming 2019 general elections pending the hearing and determination of the suit.”

Also in a motion ex-parte, the plaintiff/claimant was seeking “an order abridging the time within which the defendants/respondents may defend this suit from 30 days to seven days and leave of court to effect the service of the originating summons, other accompanying processes and other court process in this case forthwith on APC (1st respondent), INEC (2nd respondent) outside jurisdiction.”

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