Court Reserves Ruling On Yobe PDP Suit – On Thursday, an FCT Higher Court set aside ruling till March 16 in a suit filed by 9 Yobe PDP aspirants demanding the result of the 2014 principal elections within the state.
The presiding judge, Justice Mamman Kolo, fixed the date soon after hearing submissions of the counsel. The plaintiffs, Mr Haruna Waziri, and eight other individuals, had sued PDP and INEC seeking to stop PDP from submitting the names of winners of the 2014 principal elections to INEC.
The aggrieved PDP members had argued that they have been denied opportunity to contest the 2014 primaries. The PDP did not have legal representation in Thursday’s session as its counsel, Mrs Oyinyechi Ezeted, absented herself without notifying the court.
The plaintiffs’ counsel, Mr Christopher Oshomegie, had pressed for the case to go on as it had been adjourned twice at the instance of Ezeted. He, for that reason, urged the court to grant the plaintiffs’ prayers as contained in their originating summons.
Mr Usman Farida, counsel to INEC, did not object to Oshomegie’s argument. The judge, consequently, fixed March 16 for ruling in the case.
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