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2023: Court nullifies Ajuloopin’s candidature, affirms ex-gov.’s son, Adebayo as authentic candidate

By Kayode Abdulazeez

The Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State on Wednesday nullified the election of Hon. Raheem Olawuyi Ajulo-opin as the All Progressive Congress, APC, candidate for Isin/Oke-Ero/Ekiti/Irepodun federal constituency.

Justice Mohammed Sani, while delivering a judgment, declared Oluwasegun Adebayo as the winner of the primary election and thus affirmed him as the APC candidate for the federal constituency.

Adebayo in the suit filed before the Court said Ajulo-opin had sought to get the Kwara South APC Senate nomination and he had participated in the primary election that eventually produced Senator Lola Ashiru as winner.

Reacting to the court judgment, Adebayo, a son of the former governor, Cornelius Adebayo, described his victory as a ‘good news’ while noting that it was a victory for all.

He urged APC members in the state to come together and work for victory of all candidates of the party in the 2023 general elections.

Calling the APC in the state “one big family”, Adebayo said that “it is time for fence-mending and reconciliation”.

“All I can say is to thank God Almighty, who always keep His words and stands in support of His people. It is a victory for all. I want to beg all party members to note that we are one big family.

“The next course of action is fence-mending and reconciliation, because we are one big family. We must ensure all our party candidates earn victory in the 2023 general election. I urge all our party members to please make this a priority”, he said.

However, Hon Ajulo-Opin in a statement issued in Omu-Aran stated that he had an unflinching faith in the nation’s judiciary.

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