The Nation (Nigeria)

LG polls: Ogun aspirant sues APC caretaker committee chairman, others

- By Adebisi Onanuga

ACOUNCILLO­RSHIP aspirant in the Ogun State local government elections, Muyiwa Osularu, has sued the Vice Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Ikenne Local Government Area (LGA), Muhammed Efuwape, for allegedly substituti­ng his name with that of another person.

The suit, filed at the Sagamu High Court through his lawyers, Fazaz Daud and Hussein Omikunle, comes less than two weeks to July 24 poll.

Joined as second and third defendants in the suit are the All Progressiv­es Congress (APC) and Ogun State Independen­t Electoral Commission (OGSIEC).

Osularu, in his July 8 originatin­g summons, is seeking an order compelling the respondent­s to appear before the court within seven days of being served by the plaintiff.

He is praying the court to determine among other things whether, according to the Electoral Act 2010, the APC constituti­on and election guidelines, it was lawful that his name should have been substitute­d with Efuwape’s as the APC councillor­ship candidate for Ward 5, Iperu Remo.

The applicant is also praying the court to nullify Efuwape as the APC councillor­ship candidate.

He prayed the court to order the APC to forward his name to OGSIEC while OGSIEC must accept, list, publicize and print his name on the ballot paper as the APC councillor­ship candidate in the election.

 ??  ?? •From left: Principal Partner, Kunle Ogunba & Associates (Insolvency Forte) Kunle Ogunba (SAN), Kayode Enitan (SAN), Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), Nigerian Bar Associatio­n (NBA) President Olumide Akpata, Seni Adio (SAN) and Joe-kyari Gadzama (SAN) at the 60th birthday anniversar­y of Council of Legal Education Chairman Chief Emeka Ngige (SAN) in Lagos.
•From left: Principal Partner, Kunle Ogunba & Associates (Insolvency Forte) Kunle Ogunba (SAN), Kayode Enitan (SAN), Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), Nigerian Bar Associatio­n (NBA) President Olumide Akpata, Seni Adio (SAN) and Joe-kyari Gadzama (SAN) at the 60th birthday anniversar­y of Council of Legal Education Chairman Chief Emeka Ngige (SAN) in Lagos.

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