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11 Dec 2017

Supreme Court Sacks APC Lawmaker from Edo State

In a composite judgment just delivered, Nigeria's apex court, Supreme court dismissed the appeals of a lawmaker and his political party, the APC and subsequently sacks him.

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The Supreme Court has sacked Sunday Aghedo of the All Progressive Congress (APC), a member of the Edo State House of Assembly representing Ovia South West.

In a composite judgment delivered on Friday, the apex court dismissed the appeals of the lawmaker and his political party, the APC.

In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Dantijo Mohammed, the court declared Godwin Adenomo, also of the APC, the winner of the general election in Ovia South- West constituency of Edo State House of Assembly held on April 11, 2015.

The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Court of Appeal Benin Division and held that Adenomo won the APC primary election conducted by the APC held on the December 2, 2014 for nominating the party’s candidate for the general election held on April 11, 2015.

The court ordered the Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly to swear in Mr. Godwin Adenomo as member of the Assembly representing Ovia South West constituency.

The apex court further ordered Aghedo to refund all salaries and allowances he collected from Edo State House of Assembly from May 2015 to date to the Edo State House of Assembly within 90 days.

The court also awarded N300, 000 cost against Hon. Aghedo, the appellant who had challenged the decision of the Court of Appeal Benin Division delivered by Justice Moore Asiemo Adumein.

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