Kwara APC withdraws from suit challenging LG elections

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APCThe All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State has withdrawn from the suit it filed against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenging the October 26, 2012 local government elections in the state.
APC State Secretary, Prince Yemi Afolayan, made the intention of the party known in a letter dated May 8, 2014 addressed to Mr Deji Gbadeyan, counsel handling the case.
Afolayan in the two paragraphs letter with the heading, “Withdrawal of suit N0 KWS/201/2013” in the High Court of Kwara State in Ilorin Judicial division said the matter came to court on August 23, 2013.
“I wish to inform you that our party, All Progressive Congress, APC, is no longer interested in the matter, which is in the court of Hon. Justice Kawu,” Afolayan added.
The secretary copied Mr Adebayo Adelodun (SAN), counsel to Kwara State Independent Electoral Commission (KWASIEC), High Court Registrar and KWASIEC Chairman.
APC and six other plaintiffs had dragged KWASIEC, PDP and labour Party (LP) to court challenging the conduct of the October 26, 2013 local government election.
The motion filed by the party’s lawyer, Deji Gbadeyan, contained 10-paragraph affidavit deposed to by one Ayodeji Kudabo from Gbadeyan’s Chambers.
The plaintiffs averred that KWASIEC and PDP were bent on conducting and participating in the said elections knowing well that all the parties concerned were in court over the matter.
They prayed the court for an order of injunction restraining KWSIEC from conducting any election into the councils of the state.
Justice Kawu in his ruling on October 25, 2013 dismissed the APC application to stop the election.
He ruled that APC and the six other plaintiffs did not show enough reason to warrant his granting the injunction.
According to Justice Kawu, the applicants have failed to satisfy him on why he should stop the local government election.

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