Court Adjourns To 25th June For Hearing On Wase LGA PDP Ward Congresses Case

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Yakubu Busari

The Wards and Local Government Chairmanship tussle in Wase Local Government Council of Plateau State suit has been adjourned to June, 25th 2020 for hearing on the originating motion and application for two issues to be taken together.

 

A suit filed by Hon. Jacob Dashe challenging  the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Nansel Lakai over the conduct of ward Congresses held across the federal wards .

 

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The former Chairman of Wase LGA ,Hon Jacob Dashe in his prayers alleged that the PDP Congresses conducted on 7th March, 2020 was full of errors and that the party bridge the constitution and the party constitution which made him to approach the court for the interpretation of the order .

 

 

According to Dashe, he alleged that the exercise was marred by irregularities and total disregard to the party constitution and the guidelines for the conduct of the congresses at various levels.

 

 

He ,however, pointed out that after the Ward congresses in Wase LGA, he Jacob Dashe came to the Electoral Committee, sent by the party, headed by the 1st defendant (Nansel Lakai) but he remain adamant that the exercise was peaceful .

 

 

He alleged to have decided to change the list of duly elected officers and illegally substitute with a different list. Hon. Jacob Dashe and others were said to have petitioned the party at the state level where the Appeal Committee was empowered by the guidelines to hear the petition within 24 hours.

 

The Appeal Committee was however, said to have refused to hear the Appeals emanating from the Wards which prompted the petitioners to seek legal redress in the court of law.

 

The plaintiffs are asking for the nullification of the Congresses held in Wase LGA ,as a result of the fallout of the party congresses in Wase LGA, Plateau state, North Central Nigeria, came up at the Jos Division of the Federal High Court on Thursday.

 

When the case file was called counsel for the plaintiff, Johnbull Mahwel Esq, told the court that the matter was for mentioning and that there was a pending motion on notice which was duly served on various parties and rife for hearing.

 

However, counsel for the defendants, Bitrus Dung Esq, told the court that he got a brief on the case yesterday adding that the counsel that was handling the case withdrew from the matter and pleaded with the court for more time.

 

This did not go down well with Justice Dorcas Agishi who expressed his dismay over the delay by the defendants adding that it was annoying.

 

He however, adjourned the matter until June 25, 2020 for the hearing of motion on notice and the substantive matter.

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