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Court reserves judgment in Agbaje’s petition against Ambode

17 August 2015, 18:13

Lagos - The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal has reserved judgment in an appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Jimi Agbaje against Gov.Akinwunmi Ambode of the All Progressives Congress (APC), reports The Nation.

Agbaje who appealed against the ruling of the Election Petitions Tribunal delivered on July 1, is asking the court to set aside the ruling of the tribunal, arguing that the tribunal headed by Justice Muhammad Sirajo failed to examine the issues raised in his petition properly.

Also read: Tribunal confirms Ambode as Lagos governor

At the hearing of the appeal,  counsel to Agbaje, G.O Giwa-Amu argued that the tribunal erred in its ruling as it failed to examine all the allegations and issues raised by the petitioner passionately.

But, counsels to Governor Ambode, the APC and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Wole Olanipekun,  Charles Edosomwan and E.R. Emukpoeruo respectively objected the grounds of the appeal, arguing that the tribunal was clear and unbiased in its ruling.

The court said the date of final judgment on the appeal will be passed across to all the parties in the matter through their various counsels.

Read more at The Nation.

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