Ogun Local Council Chairmanship Aspirant Drags All Progressives Congress Party To Court Over Alleged Name Substitution

An Ogun State Local Government Councillorship aspirant, Osularu Muyiwa, has dragged the All Progressives Congress and the Vice Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Ikenne native authorities space, Efuwape Olaitan Muhammed, to court docket over allegations of substitution of identify.

This comes barely two weeks to the Ogun State native authorities elections slated for Saturday, July 24. 

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The aspirant, Muyiwa, additionally took the Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC) to the Sagamu High Court.

The originating court docket summons dated July 8 and filed on behalf of Muyiwa by the legislation companies of Fazaz Segun Daud and Co and Hussein Omikunle and Co was stated to have been introduced earlier than the court docket in pursuant to Section 36 of 1999 structure, Section 87 (9) of Electoral Acts 2010 as amended, Articles 7, 19 and 21 of APC structure and paragraph 3, 4A (5) and 6 of the APC electoral tips 2014 and order 3, guidelines 8 and 9 of Ogun State High Court.

Osularu, within the affidavit deposed to, claimed to have gained the APC councilorship primaries for Ward 5, Iperu Remo held on May 20, 2021 and that his identify was allegedly substituted with the identify of the primary respondent, Muhammed, serving at the moment because the Vice Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the native authorities space.

Muyiwa, within the court docket summons which compelled the three respondents to look earlier than the court docket inside seven days after being served, is urging the court docket to find out amongst different issues whether or not it was lawful açcording to part 87 (9) of the Electoral Acts 2010 as amended and APC structure and election tips for his identify to have been substituted with that of Efuwape because the APC councillorship candidate for Ward 5, Iperu Remo within the coming native authorities ballot.

The applicant has equally urged the court docket to present an order nullifying the identify of Efuwape because the APC councillorship candidate for Ward 5, Iperu Remo since his choice was not in tune with part 87 (9) of Electoral Acts 2010 as amended, in addition to APC structure and election tips.

Muyiwa, in the identical vein, pleaded with the court docket to order the second respondent, APC to ahead his identify to the third respondent, OGSIEC whereas the third respondent should settle for, record, publicise and print his identify on the poll paper because the APC councillorship candidate for Ward 5, Iperu Remo within the coming native authorities elections.

The applicant additionally urged the court docket to present an order of perpetual injunction restraining Efuwape from parading himself because the candidate of the APC for Ward 5 within the coming native authorities election whereas the celebration and OGSIEC should additionally henceforth cease coping with him so far as this subject material is anxious.

Osularu equally demanded that if on the date the court docket provides its judgment on the lawsuit, the 2021 Ogun State native authorities elections had been performed and the primary respondent had gained because the APC councilorship candidate for Ward 5, Iperu Remo, the third respondent, OGSIEC should withdraw the certificates of return issued and award identical to Muyiwa because the duly elected councillor for Ward 5, Iperu Remo.

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Ogun Local Council Chairmanship Aspirant Drags All Progressives Congress Party To Court Over Alleged Name Substitution

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