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Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Court Of Appeal Rules In Favour Of Jime, Struck Out The Appeal Brought Before it By Lawyer for APC, Akume, and Abba Yaro

The Court of Appeal has just now, struck out the appeal brought before it by Sebastine Hon SAN, lawyer for APC, Akume, and Abba Yaro.

You will recall that the federal high court on the prompting of Hon Jime's lawyer S.I Ameh (SAN) discontinued the case against Sen. Akume and Yaro, which the High court granted, but the duo objected and approached the court of Appeal.

Dismissing the case today, the Justices of the court of Appeal agreed with S.I Ameh (SAN) counsel to Emmanuel Jime, that the appeal filed by S.I Hon was incomplete and lacking in merit.
S. I Ameh had earlier informed the court of Appeal that by the rules of the court, the records of the appeal are to be transmitted within seven days after the filing of the notice of appeal. He therefore urged the court to strike out the appeal accordingly.
S.I Hon (SAN) counsel to Sen. Akume and Abba Yaro was absent and was represented by Bar. Gideon Iorver who had no defence and wanted an adjournment on the grounds that he did not come to court with the file, he was however provided with a copy of the courts file.
In its ruling the court chastised S. T Hon (SAN) for bringing an incompetent appeal in a pre-election matter, it then preceded to dismiss the case, describing it as incompetent, incoherent and a balant waste of the courts time.

The suit at the Federal High Court is seeking (among several others) the court to rule on whether Chief Samuel Ortom was validly nominated given the combined effects of the provisions of the APC constitution and the electoral Act. 

The suit is also seeking that the consensus candidacy done under the leadership of the National leader of the party, Asiwaju Tinubu, Chief Oyegun; Dr Kayode Fayemi and other notable national leaders of the party be honoured.

Emmanuel Jime was the consensus candidate from the combined effect of the choices made on that day by all 5 bonafide gubernatorial aspirants of the APC.

This suit seeks judicial interpretation in how candidates are to emerge. Hopefully, manipulation of the process of choosing a candidate shall be halted when this case is heard and a ruling made.

Thursday 30th April, is set for hearing. 

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