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Court adjourns case against Tambuwal

Posted: Apr 3, 2015 at 7:30 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By David Odama Special Correspondent, Abuja


The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday adjourned till April 13, a suit challenging the emergence of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal  as the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Senator Umaru Dahiru had challenged the APC primary election in which Tambuwal emerged.

Dahiru alleged that the process in which Tambuwal emerged was flawed and wanted the court to restrain the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from listing Tambuwal as governorship candidate on the platform of APC.

Justice Evoh Chukwu adjourned the case to April 13, 2015 to enable the defendants respond to process served on the plaintiff .

Tambuwal’s lawyer, Sunday Ameh (SAN) in hisresponse said his team would require time to go through the processes served on the defendant by the plaintiff  saying that the plaintiff has employed time wasting strategy.

Ameh disclosed that his team is challenging the competence of the court in handling the case.

“There were pending applications to be taken this morning but counsel to the plaintiff served us with some processes this morning that will require our action but we had to apply to the court to give us he opportunity to react to those processes.

“The court granted our application and fixed 13 April, 2015 for the hearing of those applications,” he said.

Ameh said the competence of the Federal High Court Abuja to handle the case is being challenged, saying, “the process the plaintiff used in beginning this action of originating summon is not suitable for the kind of claim they have out forward in this court.

“They have allegations of intimidation, threatening of delegates, malpractices and so on, but we said this is not one of those actions or claims that can begin with originating summons.