No verdict against Ekiti APC gov primary, says FHC

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The Federal High Court says it did not give an order disqualifying Biodun Oyebanji, the All Progressives Congress candidate in Saturday’s Ekiti governorship election.
In a statement by the Assistant Director on Information of the Federal High Court, Dr Catherine Oby-Christopher, on Thursday, the FHC described the report of the disqualification as unfounded.
The statement reads in part, “The attention of the Federal High Court has been drawn to an online report in circulation on the above subject matter with a purportedly assigned Suit Number: FHC/ABJ/CS/528/22, claiming that Hon. Justice Inyang Ekwo disqualified the APC candidate, Biodun Oyebanji from the Ekiti governorship election, less than 48 hours to the polls.
“The Federal High Court hereby debunks the existence of any such case in its entire jurisdiction and indeed the Court Order as alleged.”
The statement added that there was no such case before justice I.E. Ekwo, describing the report as “unfounded, very mischievous.”
“It is worrisome that some media practitioners hasten to give false information to the public for their own selfish interests, thereby unduly heating up the polity.
“Professionalism and truth remain ethical values that should guide journalists in their daily reportage of issues.
“This spurious reportage sold out to the public is most unfortunate and unacceptable. It should be totally ignored,” Obi-Christopher added.

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