Supreme Court dismisses Oni’s suit challenging Fayemi’s Government

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a suit filed by a former Governor of Ekiti State, Segun Oni, challenging the eligibility of the incumbent governor, Mr. Kayode Fayemi, to contest the July 14, 2018 election in the state.

In dismissing the suit, the apex court in a unanimous judgment of its five-man bench held that it was statute-barred since the appeal was filed outside the time stipulated by law.
Oni contested the All Progressives Congress’ primary election which produced Fayemi as the party’s governorship candidate in the build-up to the July 14, 2018 Ekiti gubernatorial poll.

He had filed a suit to challenge Fayemi’s eligibility to contest the governorship election on the grounds that the governor failed to resign as Minister of Solid Minerals three months before the election, as required by law.

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