Plateau: Court orders INEC, LP factional guber candidate to appear in 96 hours
By Kingsley Chukwuka
The Federal High Court sitting in Jos has ordered the Labour Party (LP), factional governorship candidate, Dr. Patrick Dakum and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to appear before the Court in Ninety Six (96) hours to show cause why they cannot be restrained from substituting Amb. Yohanna Margif as the validity elected candidate of the the Party.
Recall that Margif who is the Governorship Candidate of the Party ahead of the 2023 elections had approach the Court through his Counsel M. B. Abdullah Esq. In a Motion exparte dated the 15th August 2022 and filled on the same 15th August, 2022, prays the court for the following orders:
“An order for interim injunction restraining the 1st Defendant whether by itself, its agents, privies or assigns or any other person acting through it, or howsoever from taking any action or process or further action or process for the purpose of changing or substituting the plaintiff as the validly nominated candidate of the 1st defendant for the seat of Governor of Plateau State based on the purported letter of withdrawal, notice affidavit or any other document whatsoever not written or signed by the plaintiff or personally delivered by the plaintiff to the 1st defendant pending the hearing and determination of the plaintiff’s motion on Notice for interlocutory injunction.
Justice D. V. Agishi however ordered as follows:” That parties have Ninety six (96) hours to come and show cause why they cannot be restrained from substituting the plaintiff/ Applicant as the Validity elected candidate.
“That Parties (Defendant) are to appear in court on the 24th Day of August, 2022. That the matter is adjourned to 24th August 2022.
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