IKA SOUTH PDP CHAIRMANSHIP TUSSLE; Case Transferred To Federal High Court

c  Ulebor at the High
Court of Justice, Agbor, challenging the decision of the party to make Hon
Isaac Ulebor, the LGA party chairman, had been dismissed by the court.


In a Certified True Copy, signed by the court’s
Assistant Chief Registrar, I
V. Osiezagha, which was made available to Ika
Weekly, it was stated that, based on the submission of the counsel to have
the case dismissed, the court ruled that the case be dismissed.


But in a swift reaction to the court’s ruling, the
Plaintiff, Edwin Okoh argued that the matter has not been finally laid to rest
but that it has instead been filed at the Federal High Court, Asaba with suit
no FHC/ASB/CS/237/09.


Mr. Okoh who made the clarification in an exclusive
press interview with Ika Weekly stated
that “due to the poor manner the case was being handled and coupled with the
fact that a necessary fifth party needed to be joined in the suit, I had to
direct the counsel handling the matter here in Agbor to issue a formal notice
of discontinuance to the Agbor High Court. Since the notice of discontinuance
was filed at the Agbor High Court and served on all the parties to the suit,
the presiding judge, Justice P.M. Okoh had no other option than to strike out
the matter in the records of the court, since it is no longer going to be
entertained at the Agbor High Court.


“For the stake of clarity and proper information of
the members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ika South and the general
public, the matter has since been filed at the Federal High Court, Asaba on
suit no FHC/ASB/CS/237/09. The reason behind this is to join the Delta State
Commissioner of Police and the National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party in
the matter. These two entities are persons/officers covering the entire nation
hence cannot be brought under state High Court for trial. All the necessary
documents and applications plus hearing notice have been filed in the new court
and served on all the parties being sued in the case, and hearing has since


“On this ground, the unsuspecting members of the
party should know the truth against the faceless rumour being peddled by some
sefl-styled politicians that the legal battle is over. All aspirants for
different political offices should also know that illegality can no longer
thrive in an era of rule of law and for this reason, they should be careful how
they direct their political resources in view of the upcoming general

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