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Court docket strikes out movement looking for to disqualify Ondo Deputy Governor

By Osagie Otabor, Akure

Reprieve got here the way in which of Ondo State Deputy Governor, Hon Agboola Ajayi, as an Akure Excessive Court docket struck out a movement looking for to cease him from collaborating in Wednesday main election of the Individuals’s Democratic Occasion (PDP).

The presiding Choose, Justice Bode Adegbehingbe, requested the plaintiff to serve all events within the swimsuit as a substitute of coming by way of a movement exparte.

A member of the PDP, Mr. Olopele Konstante Timi had by way of his counsel, Akpofiweii Anthony requested the courtroom to disqualify Ajayi over allegation that his certificates was cast.

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Olopele, within the swimsuit, mentioned Hon. Ajayi breached the code of conduct for public officers and may due to this fact be banned from holding any public workplace for a most interval of ten years going ahead.

The experte movement introduced earlier than the courtroom was instituted with originating summon that was dated July 17, 2020 with swimsuit no. AK/45M/2020.

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Olopele mentioned Ajayi has constantly acted in breach of Part 1, fifth Schedule, Half 1 of the Code of Conduct for Public Officers in addition to breach of the provisions of the laws of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) Act, Cap W4 Legislation of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 2004.

Justice Adegbehingbe threw out the movement exparte and stuck the listening to of the substantive swimsuit on July 30, 2020.

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Ajayi had by way of his Media Adviser, Allen Sowore, mentioned the info and points within the swimsuit had been the identical because the case already adjudicated upon by the Court docket of Enchantment in case enchantment quantity: CA/B/EPT/330A/2008 between himself and Prince Olubukola Ebietomiye of the Democratic Individuals’s Alliance, (DPA) in 2007, whereby he was absolved of any unsuitable doing.

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