INEC removes ex-Ondo commissioner’s name from Reps-elect list
Written by Taiwo Adekola on March 8, 2023
Ondo State Ex-Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Adegboyega Adefarati has been removed from the published list of House of Representatives members-elect.
Adefarati, the son of former Ondo governor Adebayo Adefarati, received 25,872 votes to defeat Peoples Democratic Party PDP candidate Gbenga Kolawole, who received 18,403 votes.
The state Returning Officer for the National Assembly election, Ibukun Emmanuel, announced the result, saying Adefarati had been elected to the 10th assembly under the All Progressives Compressive party APC.
Adefarati was not listed as a member of the 10th National Assembly in the newly released list of members elected on Tuesday.
The reason for the delisting, according to INEC, is a February 17 court order that invalidated the party’s primary, which produced Adefarati as the candidate for the constituency.
In separate lawsuits, the aspirants claimed irregularities in the election and sought to be declared election winners.