COURT TO HEAR FRESH CASE AGAINST MAGNUS ABE, MONDAY 16
A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has fixed the 16th of January, 2023 to commence hearing on a suit filed by an aspirant of Social Democratic Party for Andoni State Constituency, ATAISI FAH-NTENE seeking to disqualify the SDP Governorship Candidate in Rivers State, Senator MAGNUS ABE and Andoni State House of Assembly Candidate, NGBOAWAJI AUGUSTUS.
FAH-NTENE is asking the court to direct INEC to disqualify Senator MAGNUS ABE for alleged double nomination in APC and SDP adding that NGBOAWAJI AUGUSTUS should be disqualified as the State House of Assembly Candidate.
She wants the court to restore her ticket as the rightful candidate of the party for Andoni State Constituency for SDP, following her victory at the party primary before she was unlawfully substituted.
Our correspondent reports that when the matter came up in court yesterday, Counsels to the 1st to 4th defendants moved a motion for extension of time to enable them file their counter affidavit and written addresses to the plaintiffs originating summons.
Presiding Judge, Justice EMMANUEL OBILE in his ruling said the Defendants Counsels have shown enough evidence, which is in tandem with the Constitution and therefore granted the request for extension of time to file their counter affidavits and written addresses.