Yayi’s senatorial ticket faces challenges, as lawyer drags electoral commission to court
The Senatorial ticket of Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola popularly called ‘Yayi’, to represent the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC), Ogun West Senatorial District in Ogun State, is now at a risk, as three plaintiffs dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) to court to seek interim injuction in stopping the electoral body from recognizing his candidature.
Penpushing reports that, the plaintiffs which include; Adebiyi Adeyinka Tajudeen, Olatumoke Ibrahim and Muideen Akintade, had approached the Federal High Court in Abeokuta, praying the court to also stop the All Progressives Congress (APC) from submitting name of Adeola as candidate of the party for the forthcoming election.
The suit filed by the plaintiffs’ lawyer, Yakubu Eleto with reference number FHC/AB/C5/73/2022 argued that, the defendants as a serving senator representing Lagos State at the National Assembly, has no legal rights to seek political office in Ogun State.
Penpushing further reports that, the defendants in the suit initiated by the three politicians include: Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola, All Progressives Congress and Independent National Electoral Commission.
The counsel to the complainant brought the motion exparte dated June 14, 2022, under order 28: Rule 2 and 38, Rule 1 of Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2019 and under the Inherent Jurisdiction of the Honourable Court.
‘An order of interim injuction restraining the 2nd defendant from submitting the name of the 1st defendant to the 3rd defendant as the flagbearer of the 2nd defendant in the general election of the Federal Republic of Nigeria schedule for 2023’
‘While the 1st defendant is still a serving Senator representing the Senatorial District of the Applicants at the National Assembly which is in breach of the provisions of Sections 6(6)c,65 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria’
‘And article 2,9 and 20 of the All Progressives Congress constitution section 14(3) of the Federal Character Commission Act and Section 30 of the Electoral Act 2022 pending the hearing and determination of the originating processes. Such further or others as this Honourable court may deem fit
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