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SENATOR RASHIDI ADEWOLU LADOJA v. SENATOR ABIOLA ADEYEMI AJIMOBI & ORS

(2016) JELR 36750 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.12/2016 (CON)(REASONS)  •  15 Feb 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
WALTER SAMUEL NKANU ONNOGHEN JSC; NWALI SYLVESTER NGWUTA JSC; MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI JSC; MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMAD JSC; CLARA BATA OGUNBIYI JSC; JOHN INYANG OKORO JSC; AMIRU SANUSI JSC;

Judgement

CLARA BATA OGUNBIYI, JSC (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This Court heard the appeals and cross appeals in the substantive appeals above listed on 2nd of February, 2016. Judgment therein were delivered whereby the cross appeals in SC.12/2016 were allowed following which the rulings of the Lower Court dismissing the objection of the cross appellants therein were set aside. Consequently, appeal No.CA/IB/EPT/GOV/31/2015 filed by Senator R. A. Ladoja in the Lower Court was dismissed for being in abuse of process.

In the same judgment, the Court also dismissed the surviving appeal No. SC/12A/2016 for lack of any merit and the reason for the judgment was adjourned to the 15th February, 2016; the reasons are set out hereunder.

Governorship election was held in Oyo State of Nigeria on 11th April, 2015. In the said election, the 4th Respondent, Senator Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja was the candidate of the Appellant, Accord. Whilst the 1st Respondent, Senator Abiola Adeyemi Ajimobi was the candidate…

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