A Federal High Court in Port Harcourt has granted the prayers of a PDP governorship aspirant, Morgan West, to serve the party and its governorship candidate in Rivers State, Siminialaye Fubara, through substituted service.
Also in the suit to be served through substituted means is Walter Mboto.
Recall that Morgan Tom-West, A former Rivers State governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party in the last primary, , had sued the party’s candidate, Siminialayi Fubara, and the party before a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt.
In the suit, Tom-West is asking the court to order the Independent National Electoral Commission not to recognise Fubara as the governorship candidate of the PDP in the state.
He is also asking the court to restrain the PDP from presenting and submitting Fubara’s name as the candidate of the party to INEC.
Tom-West insisted that the process through which Fubara emerged was faulty.
This was contained in a sixty-one-paragraph affidavit presented by counsel for the plaintiff, Ibrahim Idaiye.
The suit claimed that PDP announced the name of Fubara as the winner, contrary to the terms and guidelines of the Electoral Act 2022.
The presiding judge, Justice Adamu Mohammed adjourned the matter to July 9 for hearing.