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Court Nullifies ADC Guber Candidate, Other 26 Contestants In Ogun



Otegbeye, the African Democratic Congress (ADC) candidate for governor, has been dismissed by a Federal High Court in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Otegbeye is the chosen candidate of Sen. Ibikunle Amosun, the former governor of Ogun State.

Despite being an All Progressives Congress (APC) member, Amosun has stated he will back Otegbeye of the ADC in the 2023 governorship race.

But on Friday, the court ruled that Otegbeye’s candidacy as well as the 26 party flagbearers for the ADC assembly was invalid.

The Ogun State Labour Party had dragged the ADC candidates to court over alleged non-compliance with the Electoral Act in the conduct of their party’s primaries.

In his judgement, Justice Akintayo Aluko held that the primaries which produced Otegbeye and others were not monitored by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), saying this was in violation of the Electoral Act.

The court, therefore, ordered the electoral umpire to remove the names of Otegbeye and the 26 assembly candidates from its 2023 list of candidates.

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