Ogun assembly swears in new member as Appeal Court affirms Oluomo’s victory

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has affirmed the election victory of the Speaker of the Ogun state House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, representing Ifo 1, state constituency against his challenger in the last general election, Okikiola Ogundele of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The Appeal Court equally awarded a N500,000 ( five hundred thousand naira) fine against the appellant.

Reacting to his victory, Oluomo stated that the judgement was a reaffirmation of his victory, which was consistently affirmed from the ballot box to the appellate court.

He expressed appreciation to his constituents for believing in his representation, while commending the judiciary for its consistency in the pursuit of justice for the promotion of democracy.

He added that the judgment would spur him to do more for his constituents and the state.

Meanwhile, the assembly, Tuesday sworn in Hon. Olakunle Sobukanla of the APC, as a member of the 10th assembly after the Court of Appeal annulled the election of Babajide Owoduni of the PDP.

Sobukanla took the oath of office and oath of allegiance administered by the Deputy Clerk, Funmilayo Adeyemi, during plenary held at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

It would be recalled that the Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos had last November nullified the election of Owoduni and declared Sobukanla, who was also a member of the 9th legislature elected.

The speaker, Rt. Hon. Oluomo, on behalf of other lawmakers, congratulated Sobukanla for returning to the House of Assembly.