Politics Rivers State PDP Crisis: Court Fixes Jan.14 to Hear Applications

The Court of Appeal on Tuesday in Abuja fixed Jan. 14, 2014 to hear all pending applications in a suit filed by the sacked Executive Council members of the Rivers chapter of the PDP.

Mr Godspower Umejuru-Ake, the sacked Chairman of the Rivers Chapter of the PDP and other members of the executive had approached the Court to challenge their sack by an Abuja High Court.

Chief Felix Obuah and Walter Ibibia Opuene, who are respondents in the appeal, have since been elected as the State Chairman and Secretary of the party respectively.

Presiding Judge, Justice Ahmed Yahaya, held that the complex nature of the case occasioned by the zeal shown by counsel necessitated the adjournment.

"We must get the fundamental issues right before we take off; all the pending applications including that of those who have shown interest to be joined must be given fair hearing.

"In other to properly determine the priority of the applications to be taken, counsel are directed to file their addresses for the purpose of arguing them on the next adjourned date.

"The appeal is therefore adjourned to January 14, 2014 for all the applications to be heard,’’ he said.(NAN)

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