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Supreme Court Delivers Judgement On Fayemi’s Eligibility Case Today


Supreme Court Delivers Judgement On Fayemi’s Eligibility Case Today


The Supreme Court will today (Wednesday) deliver its judgment in the appeal filed by former Ekiti State Governor, Engr. Segun Oni challenging the eligibility of Governor Kayode Fayemi to stand as a candidate in the July 14th, 2018, governorship poll.

Oni in the suit claimed that Fayemi was not eligible to run as the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate having not resigned as Minister of Mines and Steel Development 30 days before the party’s primary election.

The ex-governor who came second in the APC governorship primary also claimed that Fayemi shouldn’t have contested on the strength of an indictment by a Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by former Governor Ayodele Fayose.

The Panel’s White Paper which indicted Fayemi and banned him from office for 10 years has been quashed by a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court.


Oni’s cases before a Federal High Court, Ado-Ekiti and the Court of Appeal, Ado-Ekiti were dismissed for lacking merit.

The judgment notice of the case marked SC 205/2019 which was seen by our reporter was signed by one Ibrahim Gold, Director/Head of Litigation, on behalf of the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court.

The notice reads: “Take notice that the judgment on the above appeal will be delivered at 9.00hrs before the Supreme Court of Nigeria sitting at Abuja on Wednesday the 17th day of April, 2019.

“And further take notice that this Notice is deemed sufficiently served on you if it is delivered on your legal e-mail or/and telephone via this number even if same is not acknowledged.

“This Notice Supersedes the earlier one.”


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