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Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu Loses Case At Supreme Court To Olusegun Abraham

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In a dramatic twist of fate, Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has lost his appeal at Supreme Court To Olusegun Abraham.

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed an appeal by the Akeredolu, for lack of merit.

Akeredolu had, by the appeal, challenged a July 20017 judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja, which upheld an order by a Federal High Court in Abuja, granting permission to Olusegun Abraham to serve Akeredolu through substituted means, court documents in relation to the suit he (Abraham) filed.

Abraham’s suit is challenging the outcome of the primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), which produced Akeredolu as the party’s candidate for the last governorship election in Ondo State.

In a unanimous judgment, a five-man panel of the Supreme Court held that Akeredolu’s appeal was without merit.

Justice John Okoro, in the lead judgment, but read by Justice Ejembi Eko, upheld the earlier decision of the Court of Appeal and awarded N500,000 cost against Akeredolu, in favour of Abraham.

What the legal interpretation of this would be for Akeredolu is what BlackBox Nigeria is still seeking the opinion of lawyers on.

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