Ogun’s aggrieved politicians challenge Lagos senator’s win in court

Some aggrieved politicians have sued a Lagos West senator, Olamilekan Adeola, asking the court to bar him from running as the winner of the All Progressives Congress primary in the Ogun West senatorial district.

Adeola was declared the winner of the APC Ogun West senatorial ticket after beating the current senator representing the district, Senator Tolu Odebiyi, in the party’s primary held in Ilaro on Saturday.

The aggrieved politicians; On Friday, Adebiyi Tajudeen, Olajumoke Ibrahim and Muideen Akintade had approached an Abeokuta division of the Federal High Court, obtaining an interlocutory injunction, preventing Adeola from standing as the candidate.

They argued that Adeola contested an election in Ogun West Senate District without remaining in Ogun State the number of times required by law.

They also claimed that the Lagos senator was not from Ogun State and that he did not resign as a senator representing Lagos West Senatorial District.

According to them, this is a deliberate marginalization and attack on the democratic rights of the people of Ogun West Senatorial District and Ogun State in general.

They further argued that contesting without being a member of the party in Ogun West or a registered voter in the senatorial district of Ogun West is contrary to the Constitution of Nigeria and contrary to natural justice, fairness and good conscience.

The legal document noted that Adeola’s decision is “undemocratic, flirtatious, disenfranchising, illegal, abnormal, denigrating the political reputation of the people of Ogun West and Nigeria in general”.

They noted that declaring him the winner of a primary election is a “brazen violation and flagrant violation” of the right of the people of Ogun West to vote and be elected.

In the injunction filed on Friday, a copy of which was obtained by our correspondent in Abeokuta on Monday, the aggrieved politicians urged the court to grant the prayers to prevent Adeola from running further as the APC senatorial candidate in the state. .

The interlocutory injunction read in part, “an interlocutory injunction order, restraining the first and second defendants (Adeola and INEC), whether alone, their agents, officers, functionaries, servants or privates, committees or however, called upon to take a further step in allowing the first defendant to participate in the general election process leading to General 2023 from Ogun West Senate District or any other location in Ogun State pending the hearing and determination of the original call.

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