Justice Obiora Egwuatu of the Federal High Court Abuja has affirmed an ex-Auditor General of Local Government in Kogi State, Usman Ododo, as the candidate of the All-Progressives Congress (APC) for the November 11, 2023 governorship election in the state.
Delivering judgement, Justice Egwuatu dismissed a suit brought by another governorship aspirant of the party, Abubakar Achimugu, who claimed that Ododo’s failure to resign his employment with the Kogi State Public Service at least 30 days before he participated in the election
In his judgement, Justice Egwuatu held that there was evidence before the court that Ododo validly resigned from service before he participated in the primary election as established by the resignation letter received by the Office of the Kogi State Governor on March 8.
According to the court, the resignation of the defendant took effect from the moment his letter was received by the Kogi State Government, therefore dismissing the suit for want of merit.
Abubakar Achimugu had approached the court to contest Ododo’s emerged as winner of the party’s primary conducted on April 14.