Fayemi Wins At Supreme Court

By Ikenga Chronicles April 17, 2019

Fayemi Wins At  Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has dismissed the suit of Segun Oni, a former Governor of Ekiti state, who challenged the candidature of Kayode Fayemi.

Oni had filed the suit after losing the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship ticket to Fayemi in 2018.

In a unanimous judgement on Wednesday, the five-man panel held that the appeal by Oni was without merit.

In the lead judgement, Amiru Sanusi held that the case was not opened at the trial court, within the required time, as stipulated under the Forth Alteration Act.

The judge explained that the records showed that Oni filed his case at the trial court 42 days after the cause of action instead of within 14 days as required by the constitution.

Sanusi, therefore, noted that the appellant was clearly in breach of the provision, adding that the suit became incompetent the moment the rule was not observed.

Oni submitted that Fayemi participated in the party’s primary on May 12, 2018, before he officially resigned on May 30, 2018.

Both the High Court in Ekiti and the Court of Appeal, Abuja had earlier dismissed Oni’s suit for lacking in merit.