APC’s Oshiomhole hit with contempt of court, INEC chairman Yakubu affected


A Federal High Court sitting in Asaba, Delta state reportedly slams contempt of court on Adams Oshiomhole and INEC’s Mahmood Yakubu

Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the head of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, have been with contempt of court. This Day reports that a Federal High Court sitting in Asaba, Delta state, issued a contempt notice on Oshiomhole and Yakubu over alleged disobedience to court orders.

A report cites that the court claims Oshiomole disobeyed it’s order not to submit the list of Apc candidates in delta to INEC

On the other hand, Yakubu reportedly disobeyed its order not to receive and publish the candidates’ names from state for the 2019 general elections until the resolution of the case. It was learnt that the court noted that despite its order of October 17, 2018, Oshiomhole submitted National Assembly candidates from delta to INEC

It is reported that the state’s APC executive led by Chief Cyril Ogodo, had dragged the APC, Oshiomhole, INEC and one other to court in a suit, with number FA/ASB/CS/76/2018, following the issue of the authentic list of candidates that emerged from the parallel primaries conducted through the two contending factions.

The report said the primary election conducted by Chief Cyril Ogodo-led executive produced Prof Pat Utomi and Olorogun O’tega Emerhor as governorship and senatorial candidates, respectively.

Currently Oshiomole is currently challenging an accusation of fraud against him before a federal high court Abuja

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