Dagogo: Court order threatens Rivers Gov primaries

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The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja and presided over by Justice Taiwo Taiwo has ordered the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to show reasons why the PDP’s governorship primaries should hold in Rivers State without the embattled aspirant, Dr. Farah Dagogo.

Dagogo dragged the PDP and the INEC to court following his exclusion in the list of governorship aspirants in Rivers.

The member of the House of Representatives and governorship aspirant, who is being detained at the Port Harcourt Correctional Centre, is standing trial on two count of conspiracy to felony and cultism at the Federal High Court Port Harcourt.

Though he had pleaded not guilty to the charges, he is yet to be granted bail.

Dagogo in a motion on notice filed at the Federal High Court, Abuja, is seeking an order of interlocutory injunction restraining PDP from using any list of aspirants without his name to conduct the May 26th primary election pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.

He is also seeking an order restraining INEC from accepting any candidate, who might emerge from the primary election conducted without his participation.

Justice Taiwo on Monday ordered the PDP and INEC to show cause on Tuesday, why Dagogo’s application seeking injunctive orders should not be granted. Culled: The Nation. 

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