The High Court Sitting in Keffi,Nasarawa State has slated the 10/05/2016 for the hearing of originating summons in the case between the Government of Nasarawa state and 11 sole administrators(defendants) and the state chairman of the Independent Democrats,Barrister Haruna Ilyas Favour (plaintiff).
The presiding judge, Hon. Justice S.A Ayiwulu upon consideration of motion ex-parte No: NSD/K23M1/2016 dated the 21st day of April, 2016 filed a motion challenging the legality of appointing 11 sole administrators in Nasarawa State.
The Judge FURTHER ORDERED: That the return date for the hearing of the originating summons shall be the 10th day of May, 2016.an ex-parte motion filed in by the plaintiff prayed the court for the following relief.
The motion was supported by 12 paragraphs affidavit duly sworn to by plaintif Haruna, S.I Esq. of Haruna Ilyas & Associate held The plaintiffs in a suit filed against the Government of Nasarawa State & 13 others prayed that .
A.An order of the court for abridgement of time within which Defendants can enter appearance and file their response to the Applicant’s originating summons.
B.An order of the Hon. Court for accelerated hearing of the Applicant Originating summons.
C.And for such further order(s) as this Court will deem fit to make in the circumstances
The counsel to the plaintiff,Y.U Ibrahim Esq urged the court to grant their prayer in the interest of Justice.He also ordered that the application has merit.
That accordingly, prayer one of the motion papers is granted as prayed. That the time for the Defendants to file their memoranda of appearance, counter affidavits, written addresses and any other processes in this case is abridged.
That the Defendants are ordered to file their memoranda of appearance, counter affidavits, written addresses and any other processes in this case in response to originating summons within ten (10) days from the date of service of the originating summons and the order of this court abridging time on them.
That prayer two of the motion paper for accelerated hearing is refused as the plaintiff/Applicants have not shown or established any extreme urgency to warrant the grant of an order for accelerated hearing of the originating summons.