The scheduled hearing of a suit seeking to disqualify the All Progressives Congress’ governorship candidate, Osagie Ize-iyamu from the Sept. 19 governorship election in Edo was on Tuesday, stalled at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
The suit which was slated for hearing on September 8 was filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and Ize-Iyamu, APC, as well as the Independent National Electoral Commission are the respondents to the suit.
The PDP alleged that Ize-Iyamu did not emerge from a valid primary election so he was not validly nominated as the APC’s candidate.
However, when the case was called, counsel to the PDP, Ferdinand Orbih (SAN) told the court that he just received a motion of preliminary objection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and needed to respond to it.
INEC’s counsel, Alhassan Umar (SAN), and Ize-Iyamu’s lawyer, Wole Olanipekun (SAN), also said they needed more time to respond to the preliminary objection.
In the application, the APC is asking the court to strike out the suit for being incompetent.