Former Ekiti State Governor and SDP candidate for governor on June 18, 2022 Election Governor of Ekiti, President Segun Oni, last Monday filed an appeal with the Court of Appeal, Ado Ekiti, challenging the election petition ruling The court rejected his petition against the election of Mr. Abiodun Abiyomi-Uybangi, Progressive Congress, General People’s Congress Party, gubernatorial candidate.
The notice of appeal, already affixed to the bulletin board of the Court of Appeal, Ado Ekiti, reads, “Upon reading the motion submitted and the affidavit given up by Aneke Tochukwu dated 23rd January 2023 onwards. Upon hearing Stephen Ademowagon Esq. for Applicants’ Counsel, hereby required:
“This leave is hereby granted to applicants to serve Notice of Appeal in Petition No. EPT/EKT/GOV/01/22 between Chief Segun Oni & 1 OR Vs Abiodun Abayomi Oyebanji; All Progressive Congress (APC); Mai Mala Pune (National Chair, Conventions Committee Christianah Monisade Afuye and Associated Operations, and all other Originating Operations in connection with this matter by alternative means on First, Second, Third and Fifth Responders, to Affix Themselves to the Notice Board of the Court of Appeal, Ekiti Judicial Division, Addo Ekiti, Ekiti State .
“Granted under the hand and seal of the Honorable Court, this Monday, January 23, 2023.”
In the petition, Oni claimed that the APC did not have a gubernatorial candidate for the June 18 election because the nomination forms for Biodun Oyebangi and his vice president were signed by Mai Mala Buni, who was serving as the governor of Yobe State and was also serving as party chair. National General People’s Congress. Caretaker Chairman and Extraordinary Conference Committee, a procedure contrary to Article 183 of the 1999 Constitution.
Oni also claimed that Bonye’s term as National Interim President had expired when he signed the nomination forms.
It was also stated in the petition that the deputy candidate for Lieutenant Governor, Ms. Monisad Afoe, submitted fraudulent results and certificates to the West African Examinations Council, WAEC, to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to contest the elections.
No date has been set for the appeal hearing.
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