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Appeal Court dismisses Omo-Agege’s bid to quash nullification of his candidacy

[FILE] Senator Obaisi Ovie Omo-Agege

The Court of Appeal sitting in Benin, the Edo State Capital, yesterday dismissed an exparte motion filed by Senator Ovie Omo-Agege seeking a leave of court to appeal the Federal High Court judgment, which sacked the Prophet Jones Erue-led faction of the Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that produced his candidacy.

It also dismissed a suit filed by the House of Representatives-elect, Rev Francis Ejiroghene Waive.

Justice Philomena Mbua Ekpe in her ruling dismissed both applications for lacking in merit and fined them N300, 000 each.

The court held that the plaintiffs could not claim to be unaware of the case thus could not seek to be joined or challenge the judgment at this moment.

Omo-Agege and Waive, whose candidacy had earlier been annulled by the Federal High Court, Asaba may have to rely on the party at the National level who are party to the case to appeal the judgment.

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