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The ruling of the Appeal Court is being unnecessarily blown out of proportion as a result of ignorance. What the appeal court ruled on was whether the service of the Originating Process on the APC secretariat in Abuja, instead of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, was right or not. It is therefore surprising that this simple ruling is being twisted and misrepresented to the people.
You’ll recall that Segun Abraham went to court to restrain INEC from recognizing Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu,SAN, as the governorship candidate of APC.
Governor Akeredolu had appealed the ruling of Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Abuja, who ruled that an application for interim injunction sought by Abraham be heard.
The governor later took the matter to the Appeal Court, who gave the latest ruling.
However, it is very important to note that the Court of Appeal ruling bothers on whether the service of the Originating Process on APC secretariat in Abuja was proper service on Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. The substantive case is yet to commence. But, what the Appeal Court held that the service was proper.
For the governor, as a senior lawyer who is convinced that a case can only be founded on proper service of the Originating Processes, has directed that the ruling be appealed in the overall interest of the development of the law
The governor also appeals to his supporters and the people of the state to remain calm and continue with their legitimate businesses as he continues with the task of developing the state.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor