The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has dismissed the appeal marked CA/A/45 /2017 and the application for stay of court’s proceedings filed by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu SAN, PoliticsNGR has learnt.
The court ruled that the case lacked merit and ordered the governor to put up a defence as one of the respondents to the suit, which is marked FHC/ABJ / CS/788/2016 at the Federal High Court in Abuja, presided over by Justice Nnamdi Dimgba.
In the suit filed by the first runner-up in the last governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State , Mr Olusegun Abraham is seeking an order nullifying the election of the Ondo State Governor -elect, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu.
Justice Dimgba at a court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday, October 26, ruled that an application for interim injunction sought by Dr Olusegun Abraham, the first runner-up in the controversial Ondo primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has merit, and has therefore ordered the winner, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), to appear before it by 12.00 noon on Friday, October 28 to show cause.
In a suit filed before the Federal High Court Of Nigeria, in Abuja on Monday, October 10, Dr. Abraham, in a quest to get justice, had sought an interim order of injunction restraining the INEC, either by itself, agents or privies, from recognizing or further recognizing Rotimi Akeredolu as the governorship candidate of APC in the Ondo state governorship election slated for November 26, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice already filed in the suit.
Below are court Documents made available to PoliticsNGR;