Governorship tribunal: Ogun NNPP replaces counsel Ogah with Izunya


The Ogun State chapter of New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) has replaced its counsel, Peter Ogah, with Isaac Dale Izunya at the state governorship tribunal.

The party made these disclosures via a statement on Thursday.

The NNPP and its candidate during the last gubernatorial election in the state, Ambassador Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo, had earlier filed a petition at the Ogun State Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Abeokuta, the state capital, over the omission of the party’s name on the ballot paper used during the election on March 18, 2023.

The party and its candidate in the motion urged the tribunal to grant the prayer of the petitioner and permit them to change counsel from Ogah to Izunya.

The party noted that replacement of Ogah with Izunya was in line with motion dated 11th April, 2023 and brought before the tribunal in effecting the change of the counsel.

The motion reads, “Motion on notice for change of Counsel brought pursuant to section 36 (5) (C) of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria (As amended) 2018, order 9 rule 35 (1) of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) rules, schedule l, paragraph 47 (2) & (3) 9f electoral rules and procedure, 2022 and under the inherent jurisdiction of this honourable court.

“An order permitting the petitioner to change his counsel from Peter Ogah Esq of the Law Firm of Peter Ogah & Partners to Isaac Dale Izunya Esq of the law Firm of Izunya Izunya & Co.

“We humbly urge this Honorable Court to grant the prayer of the Petitioner/Applicant and permit her to change her counsel from Peter Ogah to I.D Izunya”.


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