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Court Affirms Ododo as Kogi APC Governorship Candidate

Written by on July 18, 2023

Justice Obiora Egwuatu of the Federal High Court Abuja has affirmed an ex-Auditor General of Local Government in Kogi State, Usman Ododo, as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC for the November 11, 2023 governorship election in the state.

Delivering judgement, Justice Egwuatu dismissed a suit that was brought before it by an APC governorship aspirant of the party, Abubakar Achimugu.

Ododo emerged as winner of the party’s primary conducted in the state on April 14.

However, dissatisfied with the outcome of the poll, the plaintiff approached the court, alleging that the APC candidate did not validly resign his employment with the Kogi State Public Service at least 30 days before he participated in the election.

In his judgement, Justice Egwuatu held that there was evidence before the court that Ododo validly resigned from service before he participated in the primary.

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