2019 presidential debate: Court issues order on Sowore’s case against NEDG, BON

A Federal Capital Place high court sitting in Jabi Abuja has ordered a more rapid hearing in a suit filed by African Action Congress (AAC) as well as its presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, contrary to the Nigerian Elections Debate Group (NEDG), Broadcasting Organizations of Nigeria (BON) and Mr. John Momoh, the particular Chairman of BON.

The suit is challenging their own exclusion from the presidential election controversy organized by the respondents.

The court order was produced known yesterday in a statement released by Sowore 2019 Campaign Movie director in charge of Media and Communications, Rachel Onamusi-Kpiasi, in Abuja.

Recall that in December 2018, NEDG/BON shortlisted just five political parties and their own candidates for the presidential election discussion viz: Allied Our elected representatives Party of Nigeria, Oby Ezekwesili; Alliance for New Nigeria, Fela Durotoye; All Progressives Congress, President Muhammadu Buhari; Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar; and Young Progressives Celebration, Kingsley Moghalu.

Nevertheless , the statement read in part: “ Sitting in Court 14 from the FCT High Court, Jabi, upon Monday, 31st December, 2018, Hon. Justice D. Z. Senchi believed a motion ex parte meant for interim injunction to restrain the particular defendants from organizing or keeping the January 19, 2019 president election debate without including the AAC among the political parties selected in order to participate in the debate.

“ After listening to submissions created by the National Legal Adviser from the AAC, Mr. Inibehe Effiong, the particular court ruled that the urgency from the case warranted an accelerated listening to of the suit to allow all celebrations in the suit to state their instances before a decision could be made.

“ He therefore adjourned the case to the 8th of The month of january, 2019 for hearing and also purchased that all processes in the suit should be filed before the next adjourned time and that no application for expansion of time will be entertained by the Courtroom. ”

Representing the particular African Action Congress in courtroom were the party’ s Nationwide Legal Adviser, Inibehe Effiong; their co-counsel, Mr. Seprebofa Oyeghe; AAC Deputy National Secretary, Dr . Joshua Adeoye; AAC National Organizing Admin, Mr. Philip Oshiokhue and other associates of the party.