August 10, 2022

Court Debunks Disqualifying APC, Biodun Oyebanji From Ekiti Guber Election

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The Federal High Court has debunked the information in some sections of the media that Justice I. E Ekwo has disqualified the All Progressives Congress, APC, and its candidate, Biodun Oyebanji from  the Ekiti Guber Election

According to a press release on Thursday, 16th June 2022 signed by the Assistant Director of Information of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Catherine Oby Christopher (Ph.D.), she said that there was no such case before Hon. Justice I. E Ekwo.

The statement read, “The attention of the Federal High Court has been drawn to an online report in circulation on the above subject matter with a purportedly assigned Suit Number: FHC/ABJ/CS/528/22, claiming that Hon. Justice Inyang Ekwo disqualified the APC candidate, Biodun Oyebanji from the Ekiti governorship election, less than 48 hours to the polls.

“The Federal High Court hereby debunks the existence of any such case in its entire jurisdiction and indeed the Court Order as alleged.

“The Contact Court states categorically that there has been no such case before Hon. Justice I.E Ekwo.

“The said report is unfounded, very mischievous and aimed at not only misleading members of the public, but also causing tension.

“It is worrisome that some media practitioners hasten to give false information to the public for their own selfish interests, thereby unduly heating up the polity.

“Professionalism and truth remain ethical values that should guide journalists in their daily reportage of issues.

“This spurious reportage sold out to the public is most unfortunate and unacceptable. It should be totally ignored., the statement concluded.

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