The Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt today Tuesday 06/12/22 has struck out suit by the People’s Democratic Party challenging the eligibility of Accord, it’s Governorship Candidate and running mate to contest the 2023 general elections in Rivers State for lack of jurisdiction.
This was revealed in a statement during a press release by the Special Adviser on Media to the Rivers State Accord Party Candidate Dumo Lulu-Briggs.
Presiding Judge, Justice STEPHEN DAYLOP-PAM in a separate suit also struck out PDP suit against all the national Assembly candidates of Accord for lack of jurisdiction.
Justice DAYLOP-PAM based his judgment on the recent decision of appeal court in Lagos and Rivers State which revealed that no court has jurisdiction to hear a case file by another political party bothering on internal party affairs.
Recall that the Rivers PDP had a court case against the Accord National Assembly candidates in the state over alleged non-compliance with electoral guidelines.
A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt had fixed November 25 this year, for definite hearing in a suit filed by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against Accord Party’s governorship candidate in Rivers State, Dumo Lulu Briggs.
However, the judge did not bother to go into the merits of the case but insisted that any attempt by him to interfere in the matter after appellate court had taken decision on the similar matter will amount to him been tagged a rascal. It is on this premise he upheld the objections of the Counsels to ACCORD and struck out the suits by PDP.