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Appeal Court declines Aiyedatiwa’s plea, sets for ruling

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, the FCT, on Friday, heard the appeal filed by the Ondo State House of Assembly against the ex parte Order granted by the Federal High Court restraining the House and the State Chief Judge from proceeding with the impeachment of the State Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.

The Appeal Court held that the Record of Appeal compiled and transmitted to the Court of Appeal on the 20th October, 2023 by the Ondo State House of Assembly and their Appellant’s Brief of Argument filed on the same date are properly transmitted, filed and served according to the Court of Appeal Rules, 2021.

The Court also heard arguments on the motion to abridge the time for Aiyedatiwa to file his own Brief of Argument.

The Court also observed that the oral request by Aiyedatiwa’s Counsel for more time to compile and transmit additional Record of Appeal is lame and shows indolence.

The Appeal has now been adjourned for ruling on the abridgment of time on a date to be communicated to the parties.

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