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ACN to appeal Ondo election judgment

04 May 2013, 09:06

Okitipupa - The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) will appeal the judgment of the Election Petitions Tribunal on the 2012 Ondo State Gubernatorial Election, a party stalwart has said.

The party’s Okitipupa Chairman, Chief Ile Olalude, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Okitipupa, Ondo State that the judgment was yet another rape on democracy.

He said the party would seek redress at a higher court because it felt the lower court’s verdict did not do justice to the case.

"Although the tribunal has given its own ruling, but that is not the limit as permitted by the law.

"It has left untouched the nitty gritty of the petitions filed before it. When we go higher, the whole truth will be unfolded," the party official said.

NAN reports that the three-member tribunal presided over by Justice Aondover Kaka had dismissed the petition filed by both the ACN and PDP against the result of the Oct. 20 election.

The candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Gov. Olusegun Mimiko, had won the election then to retain his office.

Olalude said his party would not only appeal the ruling but will also not stop until "our mandate is given to us".

In his reaction to the judgment too, Prince Adegbenro Adenikinju, the Odigbo Chairman of Labour Party (LP), told NAN the judgment was another success for democracy.

"When we won the election, they (ACN) did not accept defeat and they went to the arbiter, and the law has proved to the whole world that we won.

"Our party is a party of success and we shall continue to succeed," he said.


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