Mike Odiegwu, Port Harcourt
THE Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) Marketing campaign Council for the Edo Governorship Election has rejected the request by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to switch a court docket case within the Federal Excessive Courtroom from the Benin Division to the Abuja jurisdiction.
Talking in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, the Publicity Secretary of the PDP Nationwide Marketing campaign Council, Raymond Dokpesi, recognized the case variety of the matter as Swimsuit No: FHC/B/C569/2020 PDP V. INEC & 2 Ords.
He mentioned they have been shocked by the sudden demand by APC “to hunt the switch of our matter in Benin jurisdiction to Abuja.”
Dokpesi mentioned: “The request by the APC violates the round of the chief choose of the Federal Excessive Courtroom dated August 6, 2018 and June 24, 2020, which cautioned towards entertaining issues of the reason for motion arose from outdoors judicial divisions.
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“On this explicit matter, our celebration may have sued in Abuja jurisdiction, however for the coverage route of the chief choose of listening to issues solely inside jurisdictions.
“The petition of the APC subsequently, contradicts the coverage directive of the chief choose of the Federal Excessive Courtroom and we subsequently, count on the court docket to disregard identical. Extra so, because the matter has not been heard in Benin jurisdiction. The PDP has nothing to concern as we’re assured within the judiciary to do justice.”