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OGUN GOV’SHIP ELECTION: S’Court dismisses suit challenging Abiodun’s eligibility

The Supreme Court has on Tuesday dismissed the appeal filed by Abdulrafiu Baruwa which challenged the eligibility of Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun in contesting election in the state.

In the suit with Appeal No SC/524/2019, Baruwa had challenged the qualification of Abiodun on the ground of failure to disclose all his academic qualifications.

Recall that the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja had ruled that the suit lacked merit, but the judgment was appealed by the litigant.

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Also, the Court of Appeal in Abuja also dismissed Baruwa’s appeal on the matter in a ruling by a three-member panel led by Justice Datti Yahaya.

But Baruwa not pleased, proceedings to the Supreme Court where he also lost the bid.

During the hearing at the Supreme Court, Baruwa’s lawyer, Mr. Kanu Agabi SAN, deposited that after a review of the position of the law, his client has instructed that the appeal be withdrawn.

Consequently, Justice Mary Odili (JSC), who delivered the lead judgement, dismissed the case in a short ruling.

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