A Federal High Court in Abuja has stopped the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore and Malcolm Fabiyi from parading themselves as National Chairman and the Deputy National Chairman of the party.
Justice Inyang Ekwo made the order in an ex-parte ruling on a motion filed by the party’s acting National Chairman, Dr Leonard Nzenwa, which was argued by his lawyer, Emeka Ozani.
The Judge also restrained Sowore and Fabiyi from further exercising any power or function relating to the offices.
Justice Ekwo equally restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from further recognizing the two in the capacities of National Chairman and Deputy National Chairman.
According to the judge, the orders made are to remain in force pending the determination of a motion on notice also filed by the plaintiff in the suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/512/2019.
Justice Ekwo, who ordered the accelerated hearing of the substantive suit, directed that court processes be served on the 1st and 2nd defendants (Sowore and Fabiyi) through substituted means.
He adjourned further proceedings in the case till May 28 this year.