Alex Enumah in Abuja
Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court, Abuja on Thursday fastened December 1 for judgment within the swimsuit difficult the nomination of Oladipupo Adebutu because the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Ogun State governorship election slated for March 11, 2023.
Justice Ekwo fastened the date for judgment shortly after the counsel to events adopted their written addresses as their briefs of arguments for and towards the swimsuit.
The choose, as well as, reserved ruling in an software for extension of time by the counsel to the primary and third defendants (Adebutu and the PDP) to similar date of judgment.
Mr Jimi Lawal had dragged the PDP to court docket over the emergence of Adebutu because the candidate of the social gathering within the forthcoming election.
His swimsuit filed in June this yr was turned down by Justice Taiwo Taiwo on grounds of lack of jurisdiction.
However, following his enchantment, the judgment of Taiwo was put aside and the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court was ordered to reassign the swimsuit for recent listening to by one other choose.
The Supreme Court, in a judgment final week whereas affirming the judgment of the appellate court docket, ordered that the case be given expeditious listening to for the reason that 180 days allowed in legislation for pre-election issues would quickly lapse.
Justice Ekwo, whereas observing that the swimsuit lapses on December 2, fastened December 1, for judgment.