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Politics of Friday, 10 November 2023


Apapa’s faction loses bid to stop Imo LP candidate

Lamidi Apapa Lamidi Apapa

The Lamidi Apapa’s faction of the Labour Party (LP) has suffered a setback in its bid to stop the candidate of the party, Chief Athan Achonu, from participating in tomorrow’s governorship election in Imo State.

A Federal High Court in Abuja rejected an ex-parte application the faction filed, partying for an order to that effect. Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a ruling, refused to grant the Apapa faction’s ex-parte request to restrain the candidate, but instead, ordered it to put the defendant, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on notice.

Justice Ekwo also ordered INEC to show cause why the reliefs sought by the faction of the LP should not be granted.

The judge said: “I am not granting you this application today and you have to bring INEC to court to come and explain its side in this matter.”