APC Primary: Supreme Court Dismisses Adeyemi’s Appeal Against Ododo

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal filed by Senator Smart Adeyemi against the judgements of the two lower courts on the All Progressives Congress’ primary election, which was held in Kogi State on April 15, 2023.

In a unanimous judgement, the court held that the appeal lacked merit, having failed to challenge the concurrent findings of both the High and Appeal Courts or demonstrate that the same were perverse.

The highest court also said that the two issues Senator Adeyemi brought up were not reasonable, were pointless, and went against Sections 132 and 133(1) of the Evidence Act 2011.

Senator Adeyemi, who represented Kogi West Senatorial District in the 9th Assembly, had filed a suit at the Federal High Court seeking to nullify the primary election of the APC, which produced Usman Ododo as the party’s flag bearer for the state’s governorship election slated for November 11

Both the Federal High Court and the Court of Appeal dismissed the case because it lacked merit.

The court also described as contemptuous the practice of parties appearing on TV stations to discuss pending appeals.

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