Court Lifts 10yr Ban of Fayemi
An FCT High Court in Bwari has dismissed a suit seeking to stop Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from participating in the Ekiti gubernatorial election based on a 10-year ban.
Justice Othman Musa in a judgment, yesterday, held that the basis for the 10-year ban, being Section 182 (1) (i) of the 1999 Constitution, is no longer valid having been deleted by an alteration of the National Assembly.
The Action Peoples Party (APP) had sought to invoke Section 182(1)(i) of the Constitution to stop Fayemi from contesting the forthcoming governorship election in Ekiti State, citing the ban by a commission of inquiry set up by the state government to probe his administration.
But Justice Musa quashed the purported indictment of Fayemi on the grounds that the report of the commission of inquiry, the white paper and gazette were tainted with bias as he was not afforded fair hearing.
Meanwhile, a chieftain of the APC in Ekiti State, Oladimeji Olakunle Olatunji, has asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to disqualify the party’s governorship candidate, Dr Kayode Fayemi, from contesting the election scheduled for July 14.
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