The Labor Party withdrew its appeal for electoral petition against the victory of the Governor of the State of Ogun, Dapo Abiodun, in the Supreme Court.
Daily Post learned that the Labor Party and Abiodun’s lawyer have decided to settle for an alternative dispute resolution.
It was concluded that the decision came after a peace agreement negotiated by Abiodun’s main lawyer in court, Professor Taiwo Osipitan, SAN.
Earlier, Latest Nigeria Newspaper reported that the Labor Party and its candidate for governor, Ms. Modupe Sanyaolu, in a Supreme Court application number SC / 1088/2019, had dragged Abiodun before the high court, asking him to invalidate his election (Abiodun).
Our correspondent deduced that, immediately, the truce was negotiated between the two parties, the Labor Party lawyer presented a notice of withdrawal in the Supreme Court on Tuesday.
A copy of the Notice of Withdrawal dated September 10 and made available to Today Nigeria Newspaper says: “Please note that the plaintiffs in this document intend and hereby withdraw their appeal completely against all respondents in the appeal mentioned above presented on August 23, 2019. ”
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He was deposed by Olusoji Oduntan Esq and N. A. Abass Esq, on behalf of the Labor Party. Contacted, the president of the State Labor Party, Com. Abayomi Arabambi confirmed that both parties agreed to reach an out-of-court settlement after the main lawyer transmitted a peaceful meeting to the first defendant.
Arabambi, however, rejected further comments and said he would address the press later.
He said: “We have resolved to reach an out-of-court settlement. This was made possible by the principal lawyer of the first defendant, Professor Taiwo Osipitan, SAN, on behalf of the Governor, Dapo Abiodun. I will address the press later.