Tension has gripped the camp of Professor Greg Ibe, as an Abuja Federal High Court, has fixed September 12, for hearing in a suit seeking to disqualify him as the governoship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia State.
The Court sitting in Abuja adjourned the matter involving Etigwe Uwa (SAN) and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) over the outcome of the May 29 gubernatorial primaries.
THE NEWSMEN reports that the case presided over by Justice Maha J in suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/1252/2022 came for hearing today.
One of the team of lawyers who appeared for the plaintiffs, Etigwe Uwa had informed the court that there was a pending application for amendment of the originating summons, noting that the parties were only served the previous day.
Similarly, the first, second and third lawyers for the defendant, APGA, also informed that their client was served copies of the processes only a day before, maintaining that the client was not well prepared for the court.
The Court then observed that the matter was not therefore ripe for hearing and adjourned it to Monday 12 September 2022.
Recall THE NEWSMEN reported that one of the contestants for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) governorship ticket in Abia State, Etigwe Uwa, SAN approached the Federal High Court sitting in Umuahia, urging it to declare him winner of the party’s primary election held on May 29, 2022.
Uwa wants the court to determine the authentic governorship candidate of the party as a result of the two parallel governorship primary elections held on Sunday, May 29, 2022.
The applicant in suit number FHC/UM/CS/100/2022, seeking to be joined as the 7th defendant in a matter between Chief Chikwe Udensi who pulled the least number of votes during the primaries, and APGA, INEC and four others.
Uwa, the applicant, said he took part in the said primary election and was declared the first runner up whilst the Plaintiff, Udensi, came 4th but failed to join him in the suit.