The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Dr. Nath Adojutelegan, an APC governorship aspirant in the state election, filed the suit challenging the poll outcome.
The suit with number: FHC/ABJ/CS/886/2020 was filed on August 3 by Adojutelgan, who along with others lost the APC primary election to Akeredolu.
In the suit, the plaintiff alleged that the exercise was marred by grave and substantial non-compliance with the spirit and purpose of the APC’s Constitution, Electoral Guidelines and the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended), which he argued “substantially affected the outcome of the primary election.”
He said the delegates’ list used for the primaries violated Section 87(7) and (8) of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), Article 20 (iii) and (iv) (a), (b), (c) and (d) of the APC Constitution 2014 (as amended) and Electoral Guidelines.
According to him, the list was unlawful and invalid on the grounds that it was filled with the names of principal officers of the wards, local governments and state executive committees of the party in Ondo State, none of whom was democratically elected to be delegates at the primary election as prescribed by the laws and regulations cited.
Adojutelgan urged the court to make an order nullifying the nomination of Akeredolu as the party’s candidate in the October 10 governorship election.