Ahead of the governorship election in Bayelsa State, there are reports that the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress are suffering a temporary delay in their gubernatorial primaries over lingering court cases in a State High Court sitting in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State Capital.
According to reports, the ruling party is in court over two suits, one which is to stop newly elected Local Council chairmen, their deputies and councillors from voting in the governorship primaries.
The second suit is challenging the plan of PDP to stop them from voting, they sought to enforce their right to participation in the primaries as provided for by Section 25 of the PDP Constitution.
It was also reported that some concerned members of the opposition party filed a suit seeking the court to grant an order to vacate an interim order that restrained the APC from adopting direct primary for its rescheduled August 31 governorship primary.
The cases that were adjourned for judgement by 9:00 am today but was further adjourned to later this afternoon as the presiding judge, Justice E. G Umukoro, failed to put up appearance, leaving supporters of both political parties that thronged the court premises in dispair.