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BREAKING: Court Set To Deliver Judgment On Imansuangbon, Akpata LP Candidacy Tussle

A Federal High Court in Benin, presided over by Justice Babatunde Quadri, has reserved judgement for July 19, 2024, on the legal tussle of the Labour Party (LP) governorship primaries conducted February 23, 2024.

Imansuangbon had approached the Federal High Court in Benin and Abuja, challenging the nomination of Barrister Olumide Akpata as the candidate of the party for the gubernatorial election slated for September 21st, 2024.


Kenneth Imansuangbon is challenging the nomination of Akpata on the grounds that the LP did not follow the electoral guidelines in the primaries and that he (Olumide) did not fill out and sign the indemnity form, among other grounds.

After two adjournments in the suit filed at the Court in Benin, the case eventually came up for hearing on Tuesday, where written addresses from the counsels of the plaintiff and defendants were adopted.

Lead Counsel to the Plaintiff, A. A. Malik (SAN), in his argument, had prayed the court to dismiss the submission of the counsels to Akpata on the ground that the 1st defendant violated the electoral act and party’s constitution, which he noted are critical elements of the electoral processes.

Addressing newsmen after the court session, Barrister Kenneth Imansuangbon expressed confidence in the ability of the court to dispense justice in the matter, even as he reiterated his desire to bring about a better Edo State for all.

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