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SDP chieftain drags governorship candidate, Abe to court docket over alleged double nomination

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A member of the Social Democratic Social gathering in Rivers State, Ataisi Fah-Ntene has dragged the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Social gathering in Rivers State, Magnus Abe earlier than a Federal Excessive Courtroom in Port Harcourt over alleged double nomination.

Fah-Ntene who claimed to have gained the Andoni State constituency primaries of the celebration can also be in court docket on a separate go well with towards the SDP, the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee and the State Home of Meeting candidate of the SDP for Andoni State constituency, Ngboawaji Augustus over alleged illegal substitution of her candidature.

Whereas the plaintiff is asking the court docket to direct INEC to disqualify Senator Magnus Abe for alleged double nomination, she additionally needs the court docket to disqualify Ngboawaji Augustus because the state home of Meeting candidate and restore her ticket because the rightful candidate of the celebration.

When the matter got here up in court docket on Tuesday, one of many defendant’s counsels knowledgeable the court docket of the difficulties skilled in effecting service and requested for a brief adjourned date to allow him reply and serve the processes.

Presiding Decide, Justice Emmanuel Obile after listening to the legal professionals, suggested them to make sure an efficient trade of companies and adjourned until twelfth of January, 2023 for proof of service and particular adoption of all processes.