Nigeria Politics


PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : August 24th, 2023


The National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Lagos has again nullified the election of the member representing Ojo Federal Constituency, Seyi Sowunmi of the Labour Party.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued warnings to political parties against undermining its guidelines on the 2023 General Elections.

The commission said it would not tolerate any attempt by political parties to ignore constitutionally-allowed processes in the nomination of its candidates as they prepare for the primary elections.

On Thursday, the court declared former Secretary of the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Honourable Lanre Ogunyemi as the winner of the constituency.

The three man panel, Panel 3 sitting at the old National Assembly complex, Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos declared Ogunyemi, former member of the Lagos State House of Assembly and his party, APC winner of the election conducted on Saturday, 25 February, 2023.

Members of the panel are: Justice Ashu A. Ewah, Chairman; Justice Abdullahi A Ozegya; and Justice M A Sambo.

Ogunyemi had challenged Oluwaseyi Ayopo Sowunim of the Labour Party who was declared the winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Ogunyemi, a holder of a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education (with English Language as specialisation ) and a Master’s Degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies both from Lagos State University, he has attended many conferences, seminars, workshops at home and overseas on diverse subjects.

Ogunyemi is an attendee of University of Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education Programme on Transformational Leadership and Organisational Change ditto University of North America’s International Leadership, Government Economy, Negotiation, Communication and Fundraising Summit, amongst several other international studies.

A grassroots politician of good standing and pedigree, Ogunyemi is a reliable trustee to Leadership and has served as party officer at the ward and local government levels in times past. He is unassuming, courageous and dependable and has handled so many committee, local and state assignments with utmost credibility and commitment.

Very recently, Ogunyemi stood in for APC in Ojo Local Goverment as LGA results collation agent for the 2019 Presidential and Governorship elections. He was an aspirant for the APC House of Representatives ticket in Ojo Federal Constituency in 2015 and 2019.

He is a distinguished alumnus award holder of the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, first ever to be so honoured, and a holder of a certificate in Public Relations from the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations.

He is a recipient of numerous awards in Leadership, Politics, Administration, Education, Community Development, Religious Tolerance and collaboration, Representation, Philanthropy, etc.
Ogunyemi is happily married to Oluwayemisi and they have children.

By Prince Olalekan Ojo Martins

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