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Court declines to hear suit seeking to halt Secondus’ removal



Court declines to hear suit seeking to halt Secondus’ removal

The Federal Excessive Court docket, Lagos, yesterday, declined to entertain a swimsuit filed by the faction of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) loyal to Uche Secondus, suspended chairman of the get together.

The swimsuit filed by Secondus’ loyalist is looking for to restraining PDP and another members of the get together from calling, summoning or presiding over any assembly of the get together in anyway together with the assembly of any committee, congress or nationwide conference besides the one known as by Secondus, pending the listening to and dedication of the substantive swimsuit.

Justice Tijjani Ringim declined to entertain the swimsuit on the bottom that the swimsuit is unripe for listening to and that the defendants are but to reply to the movement.

Candidates within the swimsuit marked FHC/L/CS/1117/2021, are Eddy Olafeso; Alhaji Rashidi Olakunle Sunmonu; Daisi Akintan; Hon. Bunmi Jenyo; Hon. Wahab Owokoniran

Whereas these joined as respondents alongside the get together are: Secondus; Elder Yomi Akinwonmi (PDP Deputy Nationwide Chairman, South); Senator Suleiman (PDP Deputy Nationwide Chairman, North); Senator Ibrahim Tsauri (Nationwide Secretary, PDP); Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) and Legal professional-Normal of the Federation (AGF) have been first to seven respondents within the swimsuit respectively.

On the resumed listening to of the matter yesterday, counsel to the candidates, Chimezie Victor Ihekweazu (SAN) informed the courtroom that his shopper’s movement on discover was ripe for listening to following a ruling delivered by the courtroom on September 1, that each one events within the swimsuit be placed on discover whereas the courtroom fastened September 9 for listening to of the swimsuit.

Nevertheless, Chucks Ugo introduced his look for the get together and Senator Ibrahim Tsauri, the get together’s nationwide Secretary (first and fifth respondents) whereas Mr. Oladayo Ilori, holding the transient of Mr. Olatunbosun Osifowora additionally claimed to be representing all of the defendants besides Secondus (second defendant) within the swimsuit. Each Chucks and Oladayo knowledgeable the courtroom that all of them have the mandate of the respondents to characterize them within the swimsuit.

The presiding decide, Justice Ringim, held that the 2 counsel have been in disharmony and couldn’t characterize identical shopper on the identical time.

Consequently, Justice Ringim urged the events to resolve the difficulty of authorized illustration.