Comrade Legborsi Yamaabana Vs PDP, Dum & Ors: Court Adjourns to October 19 for Judgement


A Federal High Court.sitting in Port Harcourt has fixed October 19, 2022 for the final judgement in the suit filed by Comrade Legborsi Yamaabana against the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Dum Dekor and the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) over his unlawful exclusion to participate in the PDP primary election for House of Representatives for Khana/Gokana Federal Constituency, despite fulling the guidelines for the said election.

Comrade Legborsi Yamaabana, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives aspirant for Khana/Gokana Constituency for the upcoming 2023 elections, had gone to court seeking inter alia, an order for the court to compel INEC to accept him as the PDP candidate for Khana/Gokana Federal Constituency, due to his unlawful and unjust exclusion from participating in the primary election, despite fulfilling all the guidelines for the primary election as encapsulated in the PDP constitution/guidelines, Electoral Act 2022 (as amended) and the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

At the resumed hearing of the case today, Monday, August 15, both the Counsel to Comrade Legborsi Yamaabana, Firimabo Warmate, Esq and counsel to Hon. Dum Dekor and the PDP, Emmanuel Ukala SAN exhaustively argued the originating summons and all motions filed by parties.

Justice Phoebe Ayua after listening to the arguments adjourned the case to October 19, 2022 for Judgement.

The applicant in the case, who doubles as the President-General of Ogoni Youth Federation and generally referred to as the LEGBO ZUGURU OGONI (worthy friend of Ogoni Youths), when accosted by pressmen outside the court room Legborsi Yamaabana expressed confidence in the judiciary.

He enjoined the good people of Khana/Gokana, lovers of justice and his teeming supporters to keep hope alive, stressing that the instant case would serve as deterrent to any one, who may in the future attempt to use their position to oppress and undo others and usurp the will of the people.

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