A Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday cleared the way for a suit challenging the emergence of Ondo State Governor-elect, Olurotimi Akeredolu, as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the recently concluded governorship election in Ondo State.
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, in a ruling, dismissed the notice of preliminary objection challenging the competence of the suit, which was filed by Akeredolu’s co-aspirant in the APC’s primary, Olusegun Abraham.
The judge dismissed Akeredolu’s objection anchored on the ground that he was not properly served with the court processes. The judge said the argument was without merit.
Justice Dimgba, after dismissing Akeredolu’s objection on Friday, adjourned till February 2, 2017 for the hearing of the substantive suit.