A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday, granted an interim injunction, restraining the Peoples Democratic Party and its principal agents from receiving any other result of the November 1, Ward Delegates election of the party other than the names submitted by the acting Chairman of the party, Elder David Aja and the Electoral Committee of the party.
The court presided over by Justice A. F.A Ademola, gave the injunction, following a suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/816/2014, filed by Mr Orji Chinenye Godwin, Chiefs C.C. Akalusi and Orji C. Orji against the PDP and its principal officers including the National Chairman, the National Secretary and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
However, granting the order, Justice Ademola said: “An order of interim injunction is hereby made restraining the first to four defendants, their agents, servants or assigns from taking any step or receiving and acting on any purported report or list of candidates or persons purporting to be the list of elected delegates at the ward congress held in Enugu State on November 1, 2014, from any person or persons other than the Electoral Committee as constituted in Exhibit A, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.
“An order of substituted service is made with the processes in this suit on the legal department of the defendants/ respondents at Wadata House, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja and such service is deemed as sufficient service.”
Justice Ademola, adjourned the hearing of the substantive case till Friday November 7, 2014 after hearing from Counsel to the plaintiffs, Chief Solo Akuma, SAN and B. K. Abu.