A Federal High Court in Port Harcourt has pronounced a judgement that seems a relief to governor Nyesom Wike by ordering the removal of Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs as the governorship candidate of the Accord Party in Rivers State.
After a three-hour judgement, Justice E.A Obile ruled that Dumo did not participate in the primary election of the party and could not be recognised as the candidate of the party after failing to participate in the election.
The Judge maintained that the original recipient of the governorship ticket, Precious Baridon never relinquished his ticket and therefore became impossible for Dumo to continue to fly the party’s ticket.
The court then ordered that Dumo’s name be replaced with Baridon’s as the party’s governorship ticket in next week’s gubernatorial and house of Assembly elections.
The court also forbids Dumo who decamped to the Accord Party after losing the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket to Tonye Cole, from parading himself as the candidate of the party
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