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Appeal court judgment: Kwara PDP seeks NGF intervention

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State yesterday sought the intervention of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum in the crisis rocking the state house of…

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State yesterday sought the intervention of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum in the crisis rocking the state house of assembly over an Appeal Court’s judgment that affirmed the PDP’s Jimoh Agboola as winner of the Ilorin South constituency’s elections.

The PDP appealed to NGF to compel the state governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, to follow democratic norms and values in resolving the imbroglio.

The leadership of the state house of assembly has allegedly refused to allow the winner of the Court of Appeal judgement and the PDP lawmaker, Abdulraheem Agboola, into the Assembly for swearing in and documentation since he got the judgement few days ago.

The appellate court had declared Agboola of the PDP as the winner of the Ilorin South constituency’s house of assembly election in the last general elections and was subsequently issued a certificate of return by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Addressing journalists during a press conference in Ilorin yesterday, the state chairman of the PDP, Engr. Kola Shittu, described the alleged refusal of the state House of Assembly to swear in Agboola as abuse of power and disregard for rule of law, calling on leader of the NGF, Governor Kayode Fayemi, to intervene.

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