The Oasis Reporters
March 23, 2018
The bid by the Ondo State governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to challenge the decision of the Court of Appeal, Abuja, which upheld an order by a Federal High Court in Abuja, granting permission to Olusegun Abraham to serve Akeredolu through substituted means, court documents in relation to the suit he (Abraham) filed, has failed at the Supreme Court on Friday when the apex court dismissed the appeal for lack of merit.
Akeredolu was by the appeal, challenging a July 2017 judgment in favour of
Abraham’s suit challenging the outcome of the primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), which produced Akeredolu as the party’s candidate for the last governorship election in Ondo State.
In a unanimous judgment, a five-man panel of the Supreme Court held that Akeredolu’s appeal was without merit.
Justice John Okoro, in the lead judgment, but read by Justice Ejembi Eko, upheld the earlier decision of the Court of Appeal and awarded N500,000 cost against Akeredolu, in favour of Abraham.
But later in the narrative, Akeredolu dumped the APC, picked up the ready and available ticket of the Alliance For Democracy, AD, and went on to win the gubernatorial election, thus becoming the governor of Ondo state. It therefore is all’s well that ends well. The case has become a mere academic exercise.