Court Gives Fresh Order In Suit Seeking To Stop PDP’s Presidential Primary
The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered an accelerated hearing into a suit seeking to stop the forthcoming Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential primary election.
Naija News reports that Justice Donatus Okorowo gave the order on Tuesday evening in Abuja.
He also the main opposition party, it’s National Chairman, Dr Iyorchia Ayu; National Secretary Senator Samuel Anyanwu, four days to file their responses to the suit against them.
The judge gave the direct while ruling on an application for abridgment of time argued by a Paul Erokoro (SAN) on behalf of plaintiff in the suit, Cosmos Ndukwe.
Justice Okorowo also fixed May 18 for adoption of final addresses in the matter immediately after which a judgment date would be fixed.
He stated that it would be in the interest of justice for the suit of the plaintiff to be fully determined before the May 28 date of the primary election.
Naija News reports that Ndukwe, a Commissioner for Trade and Investment in Abia State as well as a presidential aspirant on the PDP platform, through his lawyer, Erokoro, had in the application pleaded with the court to abridge time for the suit of his client to be expeditiously heard.
He seeking a stop to the PDP presidential primaries over the alleged refusal of the party to zone the presidential ticket of the party to the South-East geo-political zone.