Ogun LG election petitions tribunal dismisses NNPP’s appeal - Punch Newspapers

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Ogun LG election petitions tribunal dismisses NNPP’s appeal - Punch Newspapers

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2 December 2021The Ogun State Local Government Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abeokuta has dismissed all 12 election petitions filed by the New Nigeria People’s Party, seeking to declare the election null and void the chairmanship seat for 11 Local Government Areas in the election held on July 24, 2021.

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The NNPP had dragged the Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission, The All Progressives Congress and the duly elected Chairmen in 11 Local Government areas which included Yewa South, Yewa North, Ado-Odo/Ota, Ewekoro, Ifo, Abeokuta North, Obafemi-Owode, Imeko-Afon, Odeda, Ijebu North as well as the Councillor of Ward 14 (Imala) Abeokuta North (as second and third respondents respectively) to the tribunal.

The petitioner prayed the tribunal to among others things, determine and declare that the 11 chairmen and Imala ward 14 Councillor were not duly elected and ought to have not been returned; issue an Order directing the first respondent, OGSIEC to withdraw the Certificates of Return issued to the elected officers or in the alternative, issue an Order for a fresh election in all the polling units mentioned in the petition. headtopics.com

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