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Abuja Court Strikes Out LP’s Suit Seeking INEC To Conduct Fresh Election For 27 Defected Rivers Assembly Members

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday struck out a suit filed by the Labour Party seeking an order compelling the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct fresh election in the Rivers House of Assembly to fill the seats of the defected lawmakers.

Justice James Omotosho struck out the suit after counsel for the party, F. I. Adariku, applied to withdraw the suit.

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In the suit, the LP had sought the order of the court to compel the commission to conduct fresh election to fill the seats of the lawmakers who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to All Progressives Congress.

But INEC, through its lawyer, Victor Giwa, disagreed with the LP.

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Giwa, in a preliminary objection filed on INEC’s behalf, prayed the court to dismiss the suit for being frivolous and incompetent.

According to the lawyer, the suit is an abuse of court process.

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