January 28, 2023



Plateau governorship contest: Court docket adjourns case towards APC, INEC, Nentawe

The Jos division of Federal Excessive Court docket, has adjourned the pre-election go well with, filed by a governorship aspirant, Danyaro Dakon Sarpiya, towards the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC), difficult the nomination of Nentawe Yilwatda as governorship candidate of the first respondent.

The plaintiff’s counsel, S.A. Abbah esq, urged the court docket to grant him go away to amend their exparte movement to affix the APC candidate Nentawe Yilwatda, within the go well with filed by means of an originating sermons.

“My lord, I transfer a movement exparte in search of the go away of the court docket to permit us, amend our originating summons to affix the candidate within the go well with,” he prayed.

He advised the court docket that the preliminary events within the matter have been but to be served with the method.

Mr. Matthew Burkaa SAN, advised the court docket that he had a movement pending earlier than it, desirous to announce look for Nentawe Yilwatda, however S.A. Abbah objected to the looks of the discovered silk on the bottom that he’s not a celebration to the go well with because the enterprise of the day was for the listening to of the applicant movement exparte for an order of the court docket to amend his originating course of.

The court docket agreed with the place of the applicant’s counsel and refused to enter look for the discovered silk’s look as his shopper in particular person of Dr. Nentatwe Yilwatda Goshwe, the APC gubernatorial flag bearer within the latest social gathering primaries was not made a celebration to the go well with who by so doing can be seen as a meddlesome interloper.

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Barrister Abbah mentioned order 7 of the Excessive Court docket was clear.

The court docket presided over by Justice  Dorcas Agishi, granted Mr S.A. Abbah’s prayer to amend his originating course of.

Justice Agishi, ordered that each one processes needs to be served on the events earlier than the adjourned date, after which the matter was adjourned to the twentieth September, 2022 for listening to.