BY DAUD OLATUNJU
ABEOKUTA—An Ogun State High Court sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta, Thursday, struck out the application exparte filed by the sacked National Auditor of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Bode Mustapha for “lack of diligent prosecution”.
The exparte was filed by Mustapha to stop the PDP from going ahead with his removal as National Auditor of the party.
The presiding judge, Justice Abiodun Akinyemi, who had fixed the matter for hearing for yesterday struck out the motion exparte following the failure of the claimant to appear in court to argue the motion.
The judge in his ruling said the application exparte had been struck out due to the failure of the applicant and his counsel to appear in court without reason or notification.
Akinyemi, however, adjourned the motion on notice till March 28 where the two parties would argue on the suit regarding the propriety or otherwise of Mustapha removal.
Reacting to the development, the sacked National Auditor said there was no loss, saying, “my lawyer was held up in a traffic which made him arrive the court late and when the case was called he could not argue the motion, so, it had to be struck out.