Court Strikes Out PDP Suit Against Accord Governorship, National Assembly Candidates

The federal high Court sitting in Port Harcourt on Tuesday struck out the suit filed by Peoples Democratic Party, PDP against Chief Dumo Lulu Briggs, the Governorship candidate and National Assembly candidates of Accord.

Justice Stephen Daylop-Pam in his judgement found merit in the preliminary objections raised by Counsel to Accord Governorship and National Assembly candidates and struck out the suit filed by PDP for lack of jusrisdiction.

Speaking outside the court room, Counsel to the Governorship and Assembly candidates, Benjamin Omaje explained it is a victory for the party.

Omaje explained that in the 211 matter, that is for the Governorship matter, the court upheld the preliminary objection filed by Counsel to the Governorship candidate, saying that the court has no jusrisdiction to entertain the matter including.

He said they raised several grounds upon which the matter was filed out of time, and an intra party affair, which  no party, nobody has the right to interfer.

Omaje disclosed that the court based its judgement on the decision of Court of Appeal Lagos Division which recently came out and was submitted to the judge in the matter that party has the right to question the internal activities of another party and it was based on that, the court made its decision.

On the second matter, the Counsel to the National Assembly candidates said they also filed preliminary objection and the court also agreed with them and upheld all the issues on the Preliminary objection raised by Accord, National candidates and struck out the suit filed by PDP .

Meanwhile, one of the Counsel to PDP, Dike Udenna said they were unhappy about the Judgement but that is the Judgement of the court for now.

Reacting to the ruling, Governorship candidate of Accord,  Chief Dumo Lulu Briggs said it is an internal affair of a political party which nobody in that party is questioning how the candidates emerge. He said Justice has been served.

He noted that it is in the same manner next year that Rivers people will deliver judgement “in my favour”.

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