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Ondo guber: Court assures of accelerated hearing

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of a Federal High Court has adjourned the suit by a governorship contestant of the All Progressives Congress, Dr. Segun Abraham, against the Ondo state governor, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), pending the determination of an appeal on substituted service at the Supreme Court.
The judge, while adjourning on the matter, gave an assurance that the court will resolve to speedily ruling on the suit in the interest of justice.
“I can assure you of accelerated hearing and due justice in this suit once the Supreme Court gives its ruling.
“I will hear parties within a day and deliver judgement within 21 days of hearing. I want to ensure that this case leaveS my docket without any delay whatsoever.”
Abraham is challenging the suitability of Governor Akeredolu as APC candidate in the November 26, 2016 governorship poll.
At the resumed proceeding, counsel to Abraham, Prof. Ojo Amupitan, SAN informed the court that the ruling on substituted service was affirmed by the Court of Appeal, but that the respondents had appealed to the Supreme Court, while they (plaintiffs) had also cross-appealed to the Supreme Court too.
Further in his argument, he prayed the court to consider his motion which he filed on July 21, 2017, before the court went vacation.
Responding, Counsel to Governor Akeredolu and Chief John Oyegun (1st and 3rd defendants), Mr. Murtala Abdulrasheed, urged the court to use its discretion to adjourn the case till the Supreme Court decides on the appeals.
Consequently, the judge adjourned till the determination of the pending appeals.

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