The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday began hearing of a suit filed by a governorship aspirant in Ondo State , Dr Nath Adojutelegan, challenging the validity of the primary election which produced Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu as the All Progressives Congress ’ candidate in the October 2020 governorship election in the state .
Justice Okon Abang fixed Friday for the concluding phase of the hearing.
He said a date for judgment will be fixed at the end of Friday’ s hearing .
The judge had planned to conclude the hearing on Tuesday but had to adjourn due to the non – service of a counter- affidavit filed by the Independent National Electoral Commission on other parties to the suit .
He , therefore, directed INEC ’s lawyer, Abdulaziz Sani , to ensure the service of the counter- affidavit on the other parties within 48 hours.
The judge also informed the lawyers representing the other parties that they could reply to the counter – affidavit should they wish .
The suit was filed on August 3 , 2020 , by Adojutelgan , who along with others, lost the APC primary election to Akeredolu .