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Court fixes hearing on ALP, Soludo’s suit for Dec. 17

By  Enyim Enyim

ONITSHA—Hearing in the suit filed by the African Liberation Party(ALP) and its candidate for the 2010 governorship election in Anambra State, Mr M.E. Ikeotuonye, seeking to disqualify Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, and nine others from the election for allegedly flouting the 2006 Electoral Act on electioneering campaign has been fixed for December 17 by the Federal High court 4, Abuja.

Others joined in the suit NO.FHC/ABJ/CS/583/09 are the Independent National Electoral Commission, Peoples Democratic Party, Action Congress, Dr.Chris  Ngige, Progressive Peoples Alliance, Evangelist Kenneth Chukwuemeka, Ambassador Jerry Ugokwe, K.O.P. Odidika and All Nigeria Peoples Party.

Addressing reporters in Awka weekend, the ALP counsel, Mr A.P. Ameh, said the trial judge, Justice Kolawole, fixed the new date for hearing of the matter that could have been heard last month because of the on going strike by the judiciary.

He said the plaintiffs were in court to seek the disqualification of the 2nd to 10th  defendants from starting their electioneering campaigns ahead of the November 8 date for the commencement of active campaigns by candidates and their political parties, as provided by the election time table released by the Independent National Electoral Commission in Anambra State.

He said the campaigns ran by the defendants ran counter to the 90 days stipulated by the 2006 Electoral Act.


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