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BREAKING: Cook Olododo Defeats Idiagbon In Court

An High Court sitting in Ilorin has struck out the petition filed by Oluwashola Idiagbon an aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) against the House of Representatives Member-Elect for Ilorin South/Ilorin East in the Federal Constituency, Abdulganiyu Olododo.

Kwara Reporters gathered that Idiagbon, filed the petition against Olododo claiming false declaration of the primaries election result.

Justice Sikiru Oyinloye, in his judgment struck out the case because it was not filled within the stipulated time required by law.

Oyinloye said that the date must not be overlooked, and the court will not allow sentiments to overrule, citing many reported cases to back up his judgement.

“The suit was filled a day outside the expected 14 days’ time frame, as the counting begins on the day of the declaration of the result.

“The result was declared on Oct. 15, 2018 and the case was filled on Oct. 29, 2018, I hold that it is status bar and thereby strike out,” he said.

It was gathered that APC House of Representatives aspirant, Idiagbon had on Oct.29, filed a petition against the winner of the primary, Olododo claiming false declaration of election result.

Idiagbon had filled an affidavit on how he contested for House of Representatives of Ilorin East/Ilorin South Federal Constituency, held on October 5, 2018, and had the highest votes by simple majority.

He said that the election took place in the 23 Federal Constituency ward and he emerged the winner with 7, 118 votes, which he said was glaring, but was replaced with the second runner up that scored 6, 568 votes.

Speaking with Newsmen after the judgement, Mr. Suleiman Jakata, counsel to the claimant said that the judge was able to distinguish between a day and a date, saying that where an election petition was brought after 14 days, such matter would be out of place.

Mr. Abdulganiyu Bello, counsel to the defendant said that the matter was brought by the claimant a day after the required 14 days.

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