The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, per Oweibo J. has delivered judgement in a suit filed by one Oluwatosin Onamade against the All Progressives Congress, INEC and Hon. Abiodun Moshood Aro where the said Oluwatosin Onamade urged the Court to declare him as the lawful candidate of the APC for the Ikorodu House of Assembly, Constituency II in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
The court agreeing with the 3rd Defendant’s counsel, Abbas Oyeyemi upheld the preliminary Objection filed by the 3rd Respondent’s counsel and held that the Plaintiff’s suit was statute barred having been filed outside the time frame stipulated by section 285 (9) of the constitution of federal republic of Nigeria 1999.
The court also ruled on the substantive Originating Summons filed by the Plaintiff and held that the Plaintiff failed to establish his claims that the primary election conducted by APC on the 27th May 2022 was not conducted in accordance with the provision of the electoral Act 2022.
The court therefore dismissed the Plaintiff’s claim in it’s entirety. The court also awarded a cost of 50,000 naira against the Plaintiff in favour of 3rd Defendant.