Court Throws Out Suit Seeking To Stop Rivers PDP Guber Candidate, Fubara

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has thrown out a suit filed by Farrah Dagogo challenging the emergence of Amaopusenibo Siminialayi Fubara as the Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State.

The judge in his ruling, held that it is only an aspirant that can challenge the outcome of a Primary Election, considering that Farrah Dagogo is not an aspirant of the PDP.

The judge further held that picking of nomination form without going through the process of screening does not make one an aspirant.

Recall that the court had on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 dismissed an experte application filed by Mr. Dagogo seeking to stop the PDP Governorship primaries in Rivers State from holding on May 26.

The court had dismissed the suit on grounds that the application was filed late and as such, the applicant could not induce urgency in the court.

Dagogo who represents Degema/Bonny Constituency at the House of Representatives was declared wanted by Governor Nyesom Wike in April over alleged activities related to cultism.  He was arrested by a team of police officers at about 6.30 pm on Thursday, when he went for his screening at the South-South Zonal office of the PDP in Port Harcourt.

The House of Representatives member was accused of sponsoring cultists to disrupt the screening of House of Assembly aspirants at the State PDP Secretariat.   He was arrested and taken to police custody on April 28, and later granted bail.


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