The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has appealed the ruling of the Ogun State governorship and House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal.
The party said it was not satisfied with the tribunal’s verdict on its gubernatorial election petition, which was based on the omission of the party’s name on the ballot papers used during the election held across the state on Saturday, 18th March 2023.
The party filed an appeal to challenge the verdict of the tribunal, which was unanimously held that the National Legal Adviser of NNPP cannot take over the appellant case, brief another counsel and debrief the counsel on record, Mr Peter I. Ogah, from further representing the party.
NNPP counsel, I. D. Izunya, said that the party was not dissatisfied with the unanimous judgement by the three judges at the election petition tribunal.
He added that the National Legal Adviser of NNPP is empowered to attend to all litigations and legal defence on behalf of the party at all levels, including its organs and coordinate the activities of Legal Advisers at all levels on legal matters affecting the party