Court Postpones Judgement on PDP’s request to sack Ben Ayade till April 6.

Written by on March 26, 2022

The Federal High Court in Abuja has postponed its judgement on the suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seeking to declare the seat of the Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade, and his deputy, Ivara Esu, vacant.

The main opposition party filed the suit following the defection of the duo to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).

Justice Taiwo Taiwo, who initially fixed Friday to decide on the case, has now postponed the judgement in the suit until April 6.

Although the court did not adduce any reason why it postponed the verdict, it notified the parties about the new date through the cause list.

Justice Taiwo had in a judgement he delivered on Monday sacked 20 lawmakers from Cross River following their defection from the PDP to the APC.

——- INEC gives reasons for delay on court judgment sacking Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, deputy, Eric Igwe.

Meanwhile, INEC has explained why it has yet to take any action on the court judgment which ordered the sack of Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, and his deputy, Eric Igwe.

In a statement, Mr Festus Okoye said the electoral umpire does not want to rush to make a decision amid the multiple litigations that have emerged.

Okoye, who serves as INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, stated that the decision would affect the order sacking 16 members of the Ebonyi State House of Assembly.

It will be recalled that the commission met on Thursday 17th March 2022 on the matter, decided to defer its deliberation on the Ebonyi cases, and stepped down the listed Memorandum to enable its Legal Services and Clearance Committee to study the new processes served on it in the light of the previously served ones and advise the commission comprehensively.

He said since then, the commission has been served yet more court processes on the same matter, bringing the total to 12. 

Seun Fakorede

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