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PDP chieftains lose bid to truncate Akpabio’s ambition

23 July 2015, 10:12

Abuja - The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday refused to grant an interim order stopping the nomination of former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio as the Minority Leader of the Senate, reports Thisday.

Turning down the request to stop the nomination of Akpabio for the position, Justice Gabriel Kolawole said the PDP chieftains, who filed the case, failed to establish their locus standi to file the case.

Also read: PDP chieftains move against Akpabio

The plaintiffs, Alaye Pedro and Dr. Okechukwu Ibeh, had approached the court  to restrain the Senate President and the  the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) South -south Senate Caucus from choosing the Minority Leader outside the provision of Order 3(2) of the Senate Standing Order 2015 (as amended).

The court said the plaintiffs, not being members of the Senate, lacked the locus standi to file the suit and be granted such application.

Justice Kolawole said their being members of the PDP from Imo and Rivers States were not sufficient to grant their prayers.

Read more at Thisday.

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