OBA Sponsors More Litigations Against PDP
Senator Bassey Albert Akpan popularly called OBA has sponsored more law suits against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and all the successful candidates of the party in the just concluded electoral processes in Akwa Ibom State.
Two new matters have popped up at the Federal High Court Abuja seeking the nullification of the candidacy of all the successful beneficiaries of the primary elections in Akwa ?bom State and a new suit to nullify the April 30 ward congresses in the state.
On Tuesday, the matter in SUIT NO, FHC/ABJ/CS/750/2022 MR JEREMIAH OTU INYANG & ORS VS INEC &ORS was mentioned and had the following appearances, GODDY UCHE SAN for the Plaintiffs, PAUL USORO SAN for the 2nd Defendant
Philip Ekpo Esq for Hon Mike Enyong who applied to be joined.
Utibe Nwoko Esq for Hon Ekong Sampson and ors sought to be joined in the suit
Mr. Ekpo for Mike Enyong applied to withdraw the application according to the instructions from his client and The court accordingly struck out the application.
Utibe Nwoko holding the brief of Emmanuel Enoidem, Esq moved the motion to join Hon Ekong Sampson and ors. There was no opposition and same was granted accordingly by the court.
Learned Senior counsel for the Plaintiffs, Goddy Uche SAN withdrew his application for abridgment of time and same was struck out. The court also observed that the the defendant is not represented.
The court granted three 3 days for the Plaintiffs to amend their processes to reflect the parties joined.
Three 3 days was also granted the joined parties to file their processes.
The case was accordingly adjourned to the 25/7/2022 for continuation of proceedings.
The second matter, with suit no FHC/ABY/CS/651/2022 between Mr Alfred Ekainem, Mfonobong David Etim, Ekpenyong Godwill, Nyaknno Etido, Grace Francis Vs PDP, PDP National Chairman, PDP BOT, INEC and Governor of Akwa ?bom State also came up for hearing.
Plaintiffs were absent in court, Utibe Nwoko Esq sought to be joined in the suit. Hon Justice Egwatu frowned at the plaintiff’s absence in the serious pre-election matter.
The court adjourned the matter to July 15, 2022 for continuation of proceedings.