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Appeal Court Sacks APC Lawmaker

The Court of Appeal sitting in Benin City has sacked the lawmaker representing Ovia South West Constituency in the Edo State House of Assembly, Hon. Sunday Aghedo.

 It ordered Mr. Godwin Adenomo, a member of the All Progressive Congress, to be sworn in immediately.

 Adenomo had dragged the APC and the Committee that conducted the party primaries to court over imposition of the sacked lawmaker as the winner of the party primaries to the State House of Assembly in 2014.

He claimed he won the primaries but was denied the party’s ticket which was given to his opponent.

 A judgement of the High Court asked the APC to conduct a fresh primary for the position but Adenomo rejected the ruling and headed for the appellate court to get proper judgment.

Reacting to the judgment, the sacked lawmakers said he was already consulting with his lawyers.

His words, “I have no reaction. I am still consulting with my lawyers on what to do next.”

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