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Osun PDP West Senatorial ticket: parties to know fate before election - Court

Kazeem Badmus,osogbo

A Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State has declared that it would hear and do justice to a suit bordering on Osun West Senatorial Ticket of the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Parties.

A former governorship aspirant of the party, Dr. Akin Ogunbiyi on November 16, 2018 instituted the suit against Akogun Lere Oyewumi, Senator Ademola Adeleke, the PDP and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The presiding judge, Honourable Justice Peter Lifu had earlier granted exparte order to serve Akogun Lere Oyewumi and Senator Ademola Adeleke the originating summon through substituted means when the court was then told that the respondents were evading service. It thereafter fixed January 16, 2019 for hearing.

At the resumed hearing on Wednesday, Barrister Dosu Babatunde, counsel to Akogun Lere who is the first respondent in the suit, served the plaintiff a preliminary objection to the originating summon.

Ogunbiyi’s lead counsel; Barr. Abeni O Muhammed, SAN acknowledged receipt of the preliminary objection and requested for shortest possible adjournment date, in order to file his response.

Honourable Justice Peter Lifu adjourned the matter till 28th of January on agreed consent of the counsels. He stressed that the originating summon and preliminary objections would be heard on the agreed date.

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