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Ploy to stop PPA’s guber primary suffers setback

By  Enyim Enyim

ONITSHA—Efforts  by a state chairmanship aspirant in the last congress of the Progressive Peoples Alliance(PPA), Mr Henry Obi to stop the scheduled party’s governorship primaries for today suffered set back Tuesday, as a Federal High Court sitting in Awka,  adjourned hearing in his suit to October 19.

Obi, who contested the position with the incunbent state chairman, Chief Anthony Igboka on September 3, had  filed the suit before the court, praying it to stop members of the party’s state executives from parading themselves as such.

He also prayed the court to stop the state executives of the party from conducting the party’s state congress, which is expected to produce a candidate for the party’s governorship candidate for February 6, 2010 election in the state.

Plaintiff’s counsel, Mr  Pascal Onuorah,  told the court that the 15 local government out of the 21 in the state have passed a vote-of-no-confidence on the current state chairman of the party, Mr Frank Igboka.

Trial judge in the matter, is  Justice Peter Olayinwola. Onuorah argued that his client was forced to approach the court, following what he described as an inconclusive state convention of the party, which took place at Finotel Hotel in Awka on September 3, this year.


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