Appeal Court dismisses Labour Party case Dapo Abiodun
The Court of Appeal in Ibadan, Oyo State has dismissed an appeal filed by the Labour Party against the election of the Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun.
The court described Labour Party’s appeal on behalf of its candidate, Modupe Sanyaolu, as outright frivolous and lacks merit.
Labour Party had dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Abiodun, and the All Progressives Congress (APC) before the election petition tribunal sitting in Ogun State to challenge the exclusion of its party from the ballot papers used for the March 9 governorship election.
But the Yusuf Halilu-led tribunal had earlier struck out the petition due to the failure of the petitioners and their counsels to appear in court on a date fixed for the commencement of hearing.