- A Federal High Court in Abuja has taken action on a suit seeking the disqualification of Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the governorship candidate of the APC from the election in Edo state
- The suit was filed by Momoh Abdul-Razak and Zibiri Muhizu, both members of the APC
- The plaintiffs alleged that there are irregularities in the academic credentials submitted by Audu Ganiyu, the APC deputy governorship candidate
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A Federal High Court in Abuja has taken action on a suit seeking the disqualification of Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and his running mate, Audu Ganiyu from the coming election in Edo state.
The court in a suit filed by Momoh Abdul-Razak and Zibiri Muhizu, both members of the APC, ordered substituted service on Osagie Ize-Iyamu and Audu Ganiyu, The Cable reported.
The suit was filed by Momoh Abdul-Razak and Zibiri Muhizu, both members of the APC. Credits: Photo collage sourced from Nairaland forum
The suit marked FHC/ABJ/ CS/ 758/ 2020, seeks to disqualify the APC governorship candidate from the Edo governorship election on the allegation that his running mate, Ganiyu submitted false information to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to aid his qualification for the poll.
The plaintiffs also alleged that there were irregularities in Ganiyu’s name and academic credentials.
The APC, INEC, Ganiyu, and Ize-Iyamu, are the first, second, third, and fourth defendants, respectively.
The plaintiffs had filed an application seeking an order of substituted service due to difficulties encountered in trying to serve the court processes on the governorship candidate and his running mate.
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The presiding judge, Taiwo Taiwo, ordered that Ize-Iyamu and Ganiyu be served with the suit by pasting the court documents and the hearing notice for next sitting at their various residences in Benin, the Edo capital.
The case was adjourned till August 24, for continuation.
In other news, an Abuja High Court presided over by Justice Suleiman Belgore has granted orders of injunction restraining the Edo state government and its officers from making further defamatory publications about a prominent Bini chief and business mogul, Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbo.
The defendants to the suit are the attorney-general of Edo state sued as the 1st defendant, and an aide to Governor Godwin Obaseki joined as the 2nd defendant.
A statement issued by media adviser to Okunbo, Samuel Ajayi, said the orders were given on Monday, August 10, in the nation's capital.
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