Ondo PDP Ticket: Appeal Court To Hear Jegede’s Plea On Tuesday



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The court of appeal has slated Tuesday to hear the
application of Ondo State candidate of the Ahmed Makarfi
faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), 
Eyitayo Jegede.

Jegede had
approached the court seeking to upturn the order which the Independent
National Electoral Commission (INEC) followed in announcing Jimoh
Ibrahim as the PDP candidate.
On October 14, Okon Abang, a judge
of the federal high court, Abuja, ordered INEC to recognise Ibrahim, who
belongs to the Ahmed Makarfi commission.
When Jegede returned to the court on Thursday, Abang held that he lacked the locus standi to appeal the decision of the court.
only case where the applicant would have been considered as having a
locus standi to contest the October 14, judgement is if he had taken
part in the August 29 primary conducted by Mr. Sheriff’s faction,” Abang
had said.

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At the appeal court on Saturday, the three-man panel of
judges led by Jummai Sankey said due to urgency of Jegede’s
application, the court would hear the matter on Tuesday.
“In view
of the contentious notice, the appellant objector and appellant
applicant are hereby given 24 hours to file their processes,” Sankey
“Application of the appellant applicant will be heard on Tuesday.”
court also said it would hear an application filed by the Makarfi
faction of the PDP, challenging the ruling which declared it illegal.

Source: TheCableNg

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