Actor Olumide Oworu Breaks Silence On House Of Assembly Election, Says INEC Did Not Include His Name On The Ballot
Actor Olumide Oworu has spoken out following his exclusion from the Surulere Constituency of the Lagos State House of Assembly election on March 18, which was won by actor Desmond Elliot.
Olumide stated in a statement that he did not take part in the electoral process to gain influence. Olumide claimed that INEC disobeyed a court order issued on February 2 ordering the commission to open its website for the Labour party to submit the names of its candidates or accept the manual submission, which is why his name wasn’t on the ballot on election day. The names on the list supplied by the Labour Party in October 2022, he continued, were not uploaded by INEC.
‘’Regarding the authenticity of my candidacy and my name not appearing on the ballot, that is a situation that came about due to the failure of the INEC to comply with the subsisting judgment of the Federal High Court delivered on the 2nd of February 2023 in Suit No: FHC/ABJ/CS/2115/2022 wherein INEC was ordered to open her website to allow the labour party to submit the list of her candidates or accept the same manually immediately. INEC failed to upload the names on the list sent by the Labour Party in October 2022. I assure you that this endeavour was not one for clout but was borne out of a genuine desire for change.”
Read the full text of his statement below