Nigeria, Jan. 28 -- The Supreme Court on Friday affirmed Agboola Ajayi, a former deputy governor of Ondo State, as the validly nominated senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Ondo South District.

The apex court stated this while dismissing an appeal filed by the incumbent senator, Nicholas Tofowomo.

In a unanimous judgement delivered by Justice Emmanuel Agim, the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal on the grounds that the case was statute-barred and that the cause of action had been overtaken by events.

The Appeal Court had earlier validated the nomination of Mr Ajayi in concurrence with the judgement of the Federal High Court in Akure.

The legal contest began after Mr Ajayi was declared as the winner of the pr...