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Abang at it again, orders INEC to accept Ibrahim as Ondo PDP gov candidate



Abang at it again, orders INEC to accept Ibrahim as Ondo PDP gov candidate

A Federal High Court in Abuja presided over by a judge who of recent has giving several controversial judgements, Justice Okon Abang, has ruled that Jimoh Ibrahim and not Eyitayo Jegede is the Ondo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate.

Abang, who gave this judgement on Friday, therefore ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to accept Ibrahim, the Ali-Modu Sheriff faction candidate, as the PDP flagbearer in the November 26, governorship election in Ondo State.

By that ruling, Eyitayo Jegede of Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee faction of the PPD who was recognised by INEC as the governorship candidate of the party will now be replaced by Ibrahim.

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Recall that Abang also gave the ruling that sacked Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State and ordered that Uche Ogah be sworn-in as the governor of Abia. The ruling was later faulted by the Appeal Court.

Abang had also, in his judgement on Sheriff’s suit against the National Convention of the PDP slated to hold on August 17, in Port Harcourt Rivers State, ruled in favour of Sheriff and ordered Nigerian Police to stop the convention as scheduled, even when a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt had earlier sanctioned the convention.




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