The sacked chairman of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering, (PDP) Ebonyi state chapter, Mr. Sil
Ọnụ, weekend approached the Supreme Court docket interesting the choice of the Enchantment Court docket that sacked him.
The appellate court docket in Abuja on the fifteenth of August 2022 restored Mr. Tochukwu Okorie because the substantive chairman of the social gathering in Ebonyi the place it nullified and put aside the judgment of the Federal Excessive court docket for missing jurisdiction to the matter.
Mr. Silas Ọnụ, a former spokesperson of the social gathering, within the discover of attraction, raised two grounds for attraction.
Mr. Ọnụ and Mr. Tochukwu Okorie have been the foremost contestants for the Chairmanship place which was held on October 16, 2021.
Mr. Okorie polled 1,240 votes to defeat Silas Onu, who scored 260 votes within the election.
One had filed a swimsuit difficult the method and listed the PDP and Okorie as first and second defendants, respectively, questioning if
Okorie was certified to contest the election even after he didn’t submit his nomination kind inside the stipulated deadline.
Although the Federal Excessive Court docket in Abuja agreed with him and sacked Tochukwu Okorie, Okorie’s mandate was restored within the Enchantment court docket ruling on August 15, 2022.
Mr. Silas in-ground one is arguing that the Court docket of Enchantment erred in legislation when it assumed jurisdiction over the attraction earlier than it and decided the identical.
Based on him, the discover of Enchantment which commenced the attraction on the appellate Court docket was a joint Discover of Enchantment filed on 22 April 2022 by the Peoples Democratic Social gathering as the first Appellant and the moment Respondent, because the 2nd Appellant therein.
“In the middle of the Enchantment, the Peoples Democratic Social gathering accepted the judgment of the trial Court docket and elected to
discontinue its attraction.
“The Court docket under struck out the identify of Peoples Democratic Social gathering from the attraction and the Respondent, proceeded to amend the joint Discover of Enchantment and the joint Transient of Argument.
“The respondent filed a brand new Discover of Enchantment dated 4 July 2022 eradicating the Peoples Democratic Social gathering, who is a celebration instantly affected by the attraction, from the continuing”, he mentioned.
Mr. Silas insisted that the discontinuance of the attraction by the Peoples Democratic Social gathering renders the Joint Discover of Enchantment incompetent, and can’t be amended thereafter.
“The elimination of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering as a celebration to the attraction altered the unique events to the attraction which is a re-hearing of the proceedings on the trial court docket.
“The decrease court docket must strike out the attraction because it lacked the jurisdiction to make any additional Order therefrom because the Discover of Enchantment grew to become essentially faulty and incompetent,” he mentioned.