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Man Arraigned Over Alleged Disruption of Ekiti APC Gov Primary

The police on Wednesday arraigned a 50 -year – old man, Ojo Olakunle , before an Ado -Ekiti Chief Magistrate Court for allegedly disrupting the Ekiti APC governorship primary.

Olakunle , whose address was not provided , is facing three counts of destruction of ballot box , interference with the ballot box and acting in disorderly manner .

The Police Prosecutor , SP . Femi Falade , told the court that the defendant committed the offences with some other persons still at large on May 5 at Oluyemi Kayode Stadium , in Ado – Ekiti.

Falade alleged that the defendant attempted to destroy the ballot box and ballot papers used at the APC Primary Election for the purpose of nominating its governorship candidate .
Falade said the accused, without authority , interfered with and threw down the ballot box at the election centre.

“ He conducted himself in disorderly manner to prevent the election from taking place, ’’ he said .
The offences contravened sections 118 (5 ) , 118 (1 ) of the Electoral Act 2010 as amended.
The defendant , however , pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Counsel to the defendant , Mr . Odunayo Okunade , urged the court to grant his client bail on liberal terms , promising that he would not jump bail.
The Magistrate , Mr . Adesoji Adegboye, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200, 000, with two sureties in like sum.

Adegboye said one of the sureties should be a senior civil servant .
The case was adjourned until June 13 for mention. ( NAN)

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