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Court Dismisses Suit Seeking to Quash Senator Adeola’s ‘Voter Registration Transfer’

A Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta has dismissed a suit challenging the transfer of Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola‘s voter registration from Idimu in Egbeda; Lagos West Senatorial District to Ilaro in Ogun West Senatorial District of Ogun State.

The suit was filed by Muideen Olamilekan Akintande against Senator Adeola and three others before justice J.O AbdulMalik.

Muideen Olamilekan Akintande had in the suit marked: FHC/AB/CS/152/2022, approached the Court, asking it to declare as unlawful and void, the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to facilitate the transfer of Adeola’s voter registration to Ogun State instead of the initial Idimu in Egbeda, Lagos State.

Three others – the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Ogun State, INEC and the APC were also dragged to Court along with Senator Adeola.

Adeola, who is representing Lagos West in the 9th Senate, is also the All Progressives Congress(APC) senatorial candidate for Ogun West Senatorial District in the February 25 National Assembly election.

Akintande predicated his suit, ‘FHC/AB/CS/152/2022’ on the premise that at the time INEC and its officials approved the transfer of the voter registration of Senator Adeola from Idimu, Lagos State to Ilaro in Ogun State, the senator was still a resident and residing in Lagos West Senatorial District while also serving as a sitting Senator representing Lagos West in the National Assembly.

The court dismissed the case for lacking merit, and the presiding Justice J.O AbdulMali awarded a cost of N6million against the plaintiff.

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