The appeal filed by Abdulrafiu Baruwa in the suit Appeal No SC/524/2019, challenging the eligibility of the Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun to contest the governorship election in the state has been dismissed by the Supreme Court.
According to the report, Baruwa had challenged the qualification of the Ogun State governor on the ground of failure to disclose all his academic qualifications.
Recall that the High Court of FCT had ruled that the suit lacked merit, but the ruling was appealed by the litigant.
The Court of Appeal in Abuja also dismissed Baruwa’s appeal on the matter in a ruling by a three-member panel led by Justice Datti Yahaya.
Following the judgement passed, Baruwa proceeded to the Supreme Court.
When the matter was brought up for hearing at the Supreme Court, on Monday, Baruwa’s lawyer, Kanu Agabi, SAN, stated that after a review of the position of the law, his client has withdrawn the appeal.
Justice Mary Odili (JSC), who delivered the lead judgement, dismissed the case in a short ruling.