By Dotun Ibiwoye
A suit instituted by one Mr Ken Emeakayi to stop Prof Charles Soludo from being fielded as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flag bearer for the February 6, 2010 Anambra governorship elections beforeÂ Federal High Court sitting in Awka, Anambra State, has suffered a set back, as the plaintiffÂ has been asked toÂ put the other parties in the suit on notice.
The court declined to grant the relief sought by the plaintiff.Trail judge in the matter, Justice Peter Olayiwola in a short ruling had said, â€œafter reading the 33 paragraph affidavit in support of the motion ex-parte filed at this courts registry Awka.Â And after hearing Miss N. Nwabueze,Â counsel to the applicant urging the court to grant the reliefs sought and the court having listened to counsel.â€
â€œI have listened to counsel. I have also perused the processes before me. In my opinion, it is in the interest of justice to put the respondents on notice so that justice could be done in the matter.
Reacting to the alleged court injunction obtained by Emeakayi,Â Chief Agunwa Anaekwe, Director_General, Soludo Campaign Organisation said the case is being mis-interpreted by a few elements that are bent on destroying the PDP and the integrity of Chukwuma Soludo.
â€œThe truth is that there is no court injunction against the PDP and Chukwuma Soludo.
Defendants in the suit are the PDP, Pprince Vincent Ogbulafor,Â Alhaji Abubakar Baraje, Chief Chukwuma Soludo, Chief Emma Anosike and INEC.
He further want the court to restrain Soludu and Anosike from parading themselves as the governorship candidate and the deputy governorship candidate of PDP for the 2010 Governorship election in Anambra state pending the determination of the motion on notice.
He also want the court to restrain INECÂ from accepting or continuing to accept, presenting or continuing to present, recognizing or continuing to recognize the 4th and 5th respondents as the governorship candidate and the deputy governorship candidate of PDP for the 2010 Governorship election in Ananmbra State, pending the determination of the motion on notice.