Just In: Dapo Abiodun Wins Appeal Suit - NATIONAL TRUMPET


Monday, May 6, 2019

Just In: Dapo Abiodun Wins Appeal Suit

An Appeal Court sitting in Abuja, had on Monday, dismissed the suit challenging the eligibility of the Ogun State Governor-elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun, to contest the last governorship elections.

 The suit were filed by Baruwa vs All Progressives Congress (APC) and two others.

While dismissing the suit, in a court panel consisting of consisting of Justices Yahaya, Akomolade Wilson and Idris Kutigi, in the Appeal number CA/A/269/2019, decided that the action arose upon submission of Form CF 001 submitted in Ogun State submitted on October 25, 2018 and published in Ogun State on October 9, 2018, therefore the legal action commenced on December 13, 2018 was “statute barred”.

The Appeal Court pronounced that the trial court lacked jurisdiction to try the matter and the suit was consequently struck out.

The Court also found that the event complained about occurred in Ogun State, and that the mere fact that the affidavit was deposed to in FCT, Abuja, was not sufficient to confer jurisdiction on the trial court.

In all, the preliminary objection and cross-appeal by APC and Prince Dapo Abiodun, were upheld by the Appeal Court.

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