Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court in Abuja has validated the suspension of the National Chairman of the African Action Alliance (AAC), Omoyele Sowore and the Deputy National Chairman of the Party, Malcom Fabiyi.
Delivering judgment on Friday, Justice Inyang also affirmed the appointment of Dr. Leonard Nzewa as the Acting National Chairman of the party.
The Court ruled granting the prayers in the suit instituted by Nzewa seeking the validation of the decision of the party’s National Executive Committee to suspend Sowore and Fabiyi for six months at its meeting held on March 27, 2019.
Sowore, who was the presidential candidate of the party in the February 23, 2019 election, was suspended along with Fabiyi and others for allegedly engaging in anti-party activities.
While ruling, the Judge dismissed Sowore and Fabiyi’s objection to the suit.
The judge ruled, “It is my opinion that Dr. John Adeoye is not a party in this case and cannot give evidence.
“I find that the evidence of Dr. John Adeoye goes to nought.”
The judge also noted that the Independent National Electoral Commission did not file any defence to the case.
“I find that the evidence of the plaintiff has not been challenged or controverted, I thereby ascribe probative value to it,” the judge ruled.
He added, “On the whole, the case ought to succeed and I so hold.”
He went on to grant all the prayers in the originating summons.
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