BREAKING: PDP vs PLASIEC: COURT OF APPEAL, ADJOURNS MATTER TO 7TH FEB. 2022

By: Valentine Adese (JP),

The suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), challenging the Judgment of Hon. Justice, I. Kunda, which allowed the Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC) to exclude the party from the last Local Government elections in the 17 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state has further been adjourned to the 7th of February, 2022, owing to the inability of the Judges to form a quorum. REALITY just gathered.

You would recall that, the Court of Appeal had earlier adjourned the matter to today, the 24th of January, 2022, for hearing.

You would also recall that, REALITY had reported that, the PDP had approached the Lower Court to challenge the powers of PLASIEC to exclude it from participating in the Local Government (LG) elections, then slated for 9th of October, 2021.

During the hearing of the matter in October, 2021, the Court of Appeal, Jos Division, had declined to grant an application for adjournment by the Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC), to enable it react to two processes of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which was challenging the Judgment delivered at the Plateau State High Court, presided over by, Hon. Justice, I. Kunda.

The PDP also, in filing its Appeal had applied for Accelerated hearing of the matter and also for an Order of Injunction, restraining the conduct of the Plateau State Local Government elections, pending the determination of the Appeal.

The Court of Appeal in its ruling on PDP’s Applications, granted the accelerated hearing, but refused to grant the injunction on the grounds that, “No court grants such injunction stopping an election.”

MORE TO COME….

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