Governor Akeredolu, APC lose in court

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By Jennifer Y omiloli

The Federal High Court in Abuja has refused Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and the All Progressives Congress (APC), plea for dismissing a suit seeking the Governor’s removal from office.

The suit was filed by Olusegun Abraham, the first runner-up in the party’s governorship primary in the state in 2016.

On Friday, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, while delivering his verdict, dismissed the separate objection filed by Akeredolu and his party.

Justice Dimgba, rather than dismissing the suit as hoped by the Governor and the ruling party, ordered that the matter be properly commenced via a writ of summons.

The Justice ordered parties to file their pleadings and all necessary processes in the suit on or before November 30.

Justice Dimgba then adjourned till December 6 and 7 for the hearing.

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