The Federal High Court, Abuja led by Justice Taiwo Oladipupo has postponed the suit seeking disqualification of the governor-elect and deputy governor-elect for Anambra State, Charles Soludo, and Onyeka Ibezim.
AllNews Nigeria reports that the judgment which was initially fixed for today, November 30 has been shifted by 24 hours for verdict.
The court did not give any reason for shifting the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/711/2021, but apologized to lawyers involved in the legal battle and urged them to bear with the court in a notice.
Plaintiffs in the suit, Adindu Valentine and Egwudike Chukwuebuka are claiming that Soludo provided false information in the affidavit (Form EC9) he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and thus should be deemed unqualified to stand for the election.
In the suit, the applicants contended that Soludo indicated in the affidavit that he was contesting the Aguata 2 Constituency seat when in fact, he was contesting the Anambra governorship seat.
Defendants in the suit are the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Soludo, and Ibezim.
At the time of this report, followers and sympathizers of the governor-elect, as well as his political associates who have stormed the court as early as 8 am, are leaving the court one after the other due to the unexpected development.
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