By Bukola Olamona
The Court of Appeal sitting in Akure, has dismissed the suit filed by Senator Nicholas Tofowomo against the candidature of former Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Chief Alfred Agboola Ajayi as the Senatorial candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Ondo South senatorial district of the state.
The Appellate Court affirmed Ajayi’s candidature on the basis that the case could not be heard on merit.
The court presided over by Justice Ayobode Olujimi Lokulo-Sodipe dismissed the appeal filed by Senator Nicholas Tofowomo against the verdict of the Federal High Court that affirmed Ajayi as the candidate of the party for failure to file within time stipulated by the law.
Lokulo-Sodipe in his verdict affirmed the judgment of Justice Rilwanu Aikawa of the Federal High Court that dismissed the suit filed by Senator Nicholas Tofowomo challenging the emergence of Ajayi as the candidate of the PDP.
Tofowomo who scored 74 in the primary election was defeated by Ajayi who polled 78 in the keenly contested PDP primary to represent the South senatorial district.
Dissatisfied with the outcome of the primary, Tofowomo through his counsel, Mr Femi Emodamori challenged the outcome of the primary election.
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