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Ogun Rep Drags Ex-Commissioner, INEC To Court Over APC Ticket

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A member representing Ado Odo-Ota Federal constituency, Jimoh Ojugbele has dragged the immediate past Ogun State Commissioner for Forestry, Tunji Akinosi before the Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta over the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket for the constituency.

Also dragged before the Court is the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The last APC primary held last month to produce candidate for the constituency ended in fiasco on two occasions.

However, Akinosi’s name appeared as the candidate for the Ado Odo-Ota federal constituency in the list sent to the INEC by the leadership of APC.

Miffed by the development, the lawmaker dragged INEC and Akinosi before the court, insisting that he is the APC candidate for the constituency.

In a motion exparte filed before the court, the lawmaker is seeking the order of the court to restrain the APC and its agents from submitting the name of Akinosi as the candidate of the Party in the Federal Constituency pending the hearing and final determination of the claimant’s motion on notice.

Ojugbele is also seeking an interim order of the court restraining INEC and their agents from receiving Akinosi’s name as the candidate of the APC in Ado-Odo Ota, pending the determination of the substantive suit.

He also prayed the court for an interim injunction to abridge the time within which each defendants are to file their responses to the originating process from 30 days to 7 days. Culled: Galaxy.

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