Violation Of Electoral Act: Allied Peoples Movement Serves Court Processes On Sim Fubara,  Ngozi Ordu

by Area Talk

Siminalayi Fubara and Prof. Ngozi Ordu, governorship and deputy Governorship candidates of the People’s Democratic Party in Rivers State on Friday, served the court processes on the matter between them and the Allied Peoples Movement over violation of the Electoral Act.

A statement and evidences from the lead counsel to the Allied Peoples Movement, Barr. Monima Karibi-Whyte, indicated that the service was by substituted means on Friday following the order of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt.

Recall that the Allied Peoples Movement had dragged Siminalayi Fubara, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, demanding his disqualification for embarking on public campaigns outside the period prescribed in Section 94(1) of the Electoral Act.

The applicantion filed by the Coronation Chambers in Port Harcourt, with Barr. Minima Karibi – Whyte as lead counsel,
are also praying the court to declare that the PDP Governorship Candidate should be disqualified for participating in politics while serving as Accountant General of Rivers State, contrary to the Guidelines of the Independent National Electoral Commission and Section 182(1)(g) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Read Also: Just In: Court Nullifies All APC Primaries in Rivers State.

The Allied Peoples Movement, in suit no.FHC/PH/CS/201/2022 are thus seeking a declaration that the inclusion of the names of Sir Siminalayi Fubara and Prof. Ngozi Ordu, the Deputy Governorship Candidate of the PDP in the list published by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, as candidates participating in the 2023 General Elections to contest for the post of Governor and Deputy Governor of Rivers State respectively is and void.

The applicants are also praying the Federal High Court presided by Hon.Justice T.A Mohammed to restrain the Peoples Democratic Party from participating in the 2023 general elections.

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