Senator representing Ondo South district sues Ex Deputy Governor.

Senator representing the Ondo South district, Nicholas Tofowomo, has sued a Ex Deputy Governor of the state, Agboola Ajayi at the Federal High Court sitting in Akure, the state capital, asking for the latter’s disqualification.

The former deputy governor defeated the senator at the last senatorial primary of the Peoples Democratic Party, held in Okitipupa Local Government Area of the state in May.

In the primary supervised by the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Tofowomo scored 74 votes behind Ajayi, who scored 78 votes to become the candidate of the party in the district.

In a suit number, FHC/CS/AK/ 83 /2022 filed on Tuesday July 5, 2022, by the plaintiff’s lawyer, Mr Femi Emodamori, the senator said Ajayi did not meet the constitutional requirements for contesting the 2023 general election as contained in the interpretation and application of Section 66(1)(i) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and Section 29(5) & (6) of the Electoral Act, 2022 as well as other relevant laws.

Tofowomo also prayed the court to determine if together with the totality of the facts before the court, the 1st defendant (Ajayi) did not present false information and/or forged certificate(s) in his INEC Form EC9 and the other documents attached thereto which he submitted to the third defendant (INEC) as the candidate of the PDP for Ondo South Senatorial District in the 2023 general election.

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.