APC Primary: Supreme Court Dismisses Adeyemi’s Appeal Against Ododo

In a unanimous judgement, the court held that the appeal lacked merit

A photo combination of Smart Adeyemi and Usman Ododo


The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal filed by Senator Smart Adeyemi against the judgments of the two lower courts on the All Progressives Congress’ primary election which held in Kogi State on April 15, 2023.

In a unanimous judgement, the court held that the appeal lacked merit, having failed to challenge the concurrent findings of both the High and Appeal Courts, or demonstrate that same were perverse.

The apex court also held that the two issues raised in the Senator Adeyemi’s brief were unreasonable, vexatious, and against the provisions of Section 132 and 133(1) of the Evidence Act 2011.

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Senator Adeyemi, who represented Kogi West Senatorial District in the 9th Assembly, had filed a suit at the Federal High Court seeking to nullify the primary election of the APC which produced Usman Ododo as the party’s flag bearer for the state’s governorship election slated for November 11.

The case was dismissed by both the Federal High Court and the Court of Appeal for lacking in merit.

The court also described as contemptuous, the practice of parties appearing on TV stations to discuss pending appeals.