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Ekiti election: Fayemi floors Oni in court

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A Federal High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital, has nullified the case of a former governor of the State, Segun Oni.

Presiding judge, Justice Uche Agomoh, threw out the case on Monday.

Oni was challenging Governor Kayode Fayemi’s eligibility to contest the primary election.

Oni came second in the All Progressives Congress governorship primary election in Ekiti State earlier in the year.

He contended that Fayemi, now the governor of Ekiti State, was not legally qualified to take part in the contest.

According to him, Fayemi failed to firstly resign his position in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet.

Fayemi had won the party’s primary poll on May 12, while as the Minister of Mines and Steel Development.

The former Minister officially resigned the position on May 30, about 18 days after he clinched the APC governorship ticket

He won with a total of 941 votes as against 481 votes polled by Oni.

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