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Supreme Court stands down Ebonyi PDP governorship suit for judgment

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The Supreme Court has stood down the judgment on the dispute over who the lawful governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is in Ebonyi for the 2023 election until 3 pm today.

A five-member panel, headed by Justice Amina Augie, announced on Wednesday that the judgment would be rendered by 3 pm today after entertaining final submissions from lawyers to parties in the appeal marked: SC/CV/ 939/2022 filed by Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Odii and Sen. Joseph Obinna Ogba had locked horns in a legal battle over who was validly elected as the party’s candidate for the next year’s poll in the party’s primaries that took place on different occasions in the state.

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja had recently declared the senator representing Ebonyi Central Zone, Ogba, as the governorship candidate of the party in the state.

But Mr Odii, unsatisfied with the court decision, filed an appeal at the apex court.

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The five-member panel stood down the matter for judgment after counsel for the parties adopted their processes and presented their arguments.

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