Ondo guber: Court throws out Jimoh Ibrahim’s suit against Aiyedatiwa  

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja  Wednesday dismissed the suit filed by Senator Jimoh Ibrahim challenging the candidacy of the governor of Ondo state, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November, 2024 Ondo state governorship election.

Justice Inyang Ekwo had on May 14 ordered the APC, Aiyedatiwa and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to file their defense in the suit seeking the removal of Aiyedatiwa as APC governorship candidate.

At Wednesday’s proceedings, Ibrahim’s lawyer, Mike Uche, informed the court that his client had resolved to withdraw the suit.

He told Justice Ekwo that the withdrawal notice dated May 27 but filed on May 28 had already been served on the defendants as required by law.

Lawyers representing various parties in the matter confirmed receipt of the notice of withdrawal by the plaintiff and did not object to the withdrawal notice.

It was consequently dismissed by Justice Ekwo in its entirety on the ground that parties have already joined issues with each other before the withdrawal.

While reacting to the judgement, the Attorney General of Ondo state, Mr Kayode Ajulo (SAN), commended Senator Ibrahim for allowing sense of reasoning to prevail on the matter.

As members of the same family, he urged the Senator to team up and work together for the common development of Ondo state, especially in the forthcoming governorship election.