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Osun APC Primary: K-Rad Reacts, Says Case Not Nullified

The Plaintiff in the suit seeking the nullification of the July 20, 2018 Direct Primaries in the State of Osun, Barr Kunle Rasheed Adegoke, K. Rad has declared as untrue rumours of the nullification of the case by an Abuja Federal High Court. In a statement on Friday, the plaintiff in the suit restated that…”
Yusuf
September 14, 2018 7:00 pm

The Plaintiff in the suit seeking the nullification of the July 20, 2018 Direct Primaries in the State of Osun, Barr Kunle Rasheed Adegoke, K. Rad has declared as untrue rumours of the nullification of the case by an Abuja Federal High Court.

In a statement on Friday, the plaintiff in the suit restated that the court had adjourned proceedings on the case to September 27 pending the appearance of counsels of the 2nd and 3rd defendants in the case.

They are the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and the All Progressives Congress APC.

Adegoke said the September 27th adjournment date was taken based on the court’s decision to give all respondents in the case fair hearing.

The statement said “I have received thousands of calls and messages in the past four hours from a greatly excited or disturbed populace (depending on the divide the caller supports) seeking clarifications as to a report circulating on the social media that the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held in Osun State on 20th July 2018 had been nullified by the court in the suit I filed at the Federal High Court, Abuja challenging the conduct and outcome of the said primary election.”

“I consider it highly imperative to state that the report is false. The case came up for hearing yesterday 13th September 2018 but neither APC nor INEC was represented in court notwithstanding the fact that the two defendants had been served with all our processes since 8th August, 2018.”

“Based on the above development, the court considered that the defendants be given one more opportunity to come and defend the case. I feel this is more consistent with the rules of natural justice, hence, we took 27th September for hearing of the substantive matter.”

“The case is still pending in court and is coming up for hearing on 27th September, 2018.”

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