Eric Ikhilae, Abuja
The Court docket of Attraction in Abuja has scheduled listening to for July Eight within the enchantment filed by the ex-State Caretaker Committee Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Isaac Abott Ogbogula.
The enchantment, initially filed on the Port-Harcourt division of the Court docket of Attraction, however transferred to Abuja, is towards the June 9, 2020 judgement of the Excessive Court docket of Rivers State, declaring Igo Aguma the APC Caretaker Chairman in River State.
On the point out of the case on Monday, two legal professionals, Chigioke Adidi and Ezekiel Egbo introduced appearances for the APC, thereby making a little bit of confusion.
The confusion was nonetheless put to relaxation when Dare Oketade introduced himself because the APC’s Nationwide Authorized Adviser.
Lawyer to the appellant, Tuduru Ede (SAN), later informed the court docket that two functions have been pending and that each have been filed on 26th of June 2020.
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Ede stated the primary utility is looking for the abreachment of time and a departure from the court docket’s rule to allow him compile the information of enchantment.
He stated the second utility is for a restraining order towards Aguma pending the willpower of the enchantment.
Lawyer to Aguma, Emeka Etiaba (SAN) objected to the listening to of the functions on the grounds that the functions referred to by Ede weren’t ripe for for listening to.
A 3-man panel of the court docket, led by Justice Steven Adah, upheld Etiaba’s objection to the listening to of the functions.
The court docket then adjourned until July Eight for listening to.
The appellant is especially contending the choice of the Excessive Court docket of Rivers State to reject the preliminary objection filed to problem its jurisdiction to listen to the case by Aguma.
Ogbobula argued that because the case sought to have Aguma made the Caretaker Committee Chairman, the Excessive Court docket ought to not have assumed jurisdiction, as a result of it revolves solely across the inner affairs of a political get together, which isn’t justiciable.