The Peoples Democratic Party PDP’s Atiku Abubakar has been taken to court, and the Federal High Court has set a hearing date of October 7 to consider the case.
Justice Ahmed Muhammed on Wednesday postponed the case after the first plaintiff, Newgent Ekamon, informed the court that his counsel, Wilfred Okoi, who had been present earlier, unexpectedly fell ill and had to depart to receive treatment.
Given this information, Justice Muhammed set a later hearing date so that Mr. Ekamon’s attorney could participate in the case, which also includes Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, as a second plaintiff, when he would be in good condition.
The PDP’s National Legal Adviser claims Mr. Wike has notified him in the meantime that he is playing no part in the suit seeking disqualification of the PDP’s Presidential flagbearer.
The plaintiffs had sued the PDP, the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, Atiku, and Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, in a quest to declare Wike winner of the PDP Presidential primary held in May.