A Federal Excessive Courtroom sitting in Port Harcourt on Tuesday struck out a go well with by the Peoples Democratic Social gathering, PDP, difficult the eligibility of Accord, its governorship candidate and operating mate, to contest the 2023 common elections in Rivers State for lack of jurisdiction.
Presiding Choose, Justice Stephen Daylop-Pam, in a separate go well with, additionally struck out the PDP’s go well with in opposition to all of the Nationwide Meeting candidates of Accord for lack of jurisdiction.
Justice Daylop-Pam, in his judgment, didn’t go into the advantage of the matter however premised his judgment on the current choices of the Attraction Courtroom in Lagos and Rivers State, which dominated that no court docket has the jurisdiction to listen to a go well with filed by one other political social gathering bothering on inside social gathering affairs.
The choose famous that any try by him to intervene within the matter after the appellate court docket had taken a choice on an identical matter will quantity to him being tagged a rascal.
He thereafter upheld the objections of the counsels to the defendants in opposition to the go well with.
Attorneys to the defendants within the go well with, Benjamin Omeje and Pleasure Nuniee, described the judgment as a victory for democracy.
Counsel to PDP, Dike Udenna, refused to talk to journalists.
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