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May 16, 2022
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Court Fixes May 18 On Suit To Stop PDP Presidential Primary

The Federal High Court Abuja has fixed May 18, for adoption of processes filed in the suit seeking to stop the forthcoming presidential primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party, fixed for May 28.

The suit was filed by a Commissioner of Trade and Investment in Abia State, Cosmos Ndukwe, against the PDP and Chairman of its Primary Election Planning Committee and National Secretary of the party, Senator Samuel Anyanwu and others.

Specifically, the Plaintiff wants an order of court stopping the primaries over allegation of PDP’s refusal to zone its presidential ticket for the 2023 presidential election to the South-East Geo Political Zone.

Also, Ndukwe was aggrieved following his disqualification from participating in the presidential primary election based on anti-party activities.

The plaintiff’s counsel, Paul Erokoro had applied to the court for abridgement of time within which to hear the matter because of the urgency of the issue at stake.

Counsel to the PDP Mahmoud Magaji, noted that he would go back to his client to know whether or not they will be appealing the ruling. 

The court however agreed with the submission of Erokoro, adding that being a pre-election matter, time was of essence and consequently, the court has fixed May 18, for all counsels in the matter to adopt their processes.

Victoria Abah 

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