Party supporters raise flags in support of Nigerian President and Presidential candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo during a rally in Lagos on January 8, 2015. Nigeria's President Goodluc ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Abuja - An FCT High Court on Thursday
reserved ruling until March 16 in a suit filed by nine Yobe PDP aspirants
challenging the outcome of the 2014 primary elections in the state.
The presiding judge, Justice Mamman Kolo, fixed the date
after hearing submissions of the counsel.
The plaintiffs, Mr Haruna Waziri, and eight others, had sued
PDP and INEC seeking to stop PDP from submitting the names of winners of the
2014 primary elections to INEC.
The aggrieved PDP members had argued that they were denied
opportunity to contest the 2014 primaries.
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The PDP did not have legal representation in Thursday’s
session as its counsel, Mrs Oyinyechi Ezeted, absented herself without
notifying the court.
The plaintiffs’ counsel, Mr Christopher Oshomegie, had
pressed for the case to go on as it had been adjourned twice at the instance of
He, therefore, urged the court to grant the plaintiffs’
prayers as contained in their originating summons.
Mr Usman Farida, counsel to INEC, did not object to
The judge, therefore, fixed March 16 for ruling in the case.