High Court sitting in Plateau State Division has adjourned the matter filed by some aggrieved All Progressive Congress APC delegates Elections aka prospectives delegates for ruling on application by the governship Candidate of the party in the state to join in the matter.
The aggrieved delegates has instituted legal action against the party for excluding them as the legitimately recognized delegates of the party in the primary Election and used other delegates who are not know,and against the the law.
The matter which is before Justice A.I Ashon is slated today 17th November,2022 for ruling on the application of APC governship Candidate Nentawe Yilwatda seeking to join on the matter.
The Counsel representing Nentawe A.G Yirvoms , told the court that they are having motion on notice dated 24th Oct,22 ,supported by 18 paragraph affidavit and relies on all the depositions there in.
He further pointed out that attached to the application is exhibit A,B &C, accompanied by written address.
However pray the court to grant the application and stressed that the crux of their application is that his client ,Dr.Nentawe Yilwatda who is the governship Candidate of the party APC,is a product of the election conducted ,and this application affect him directly and argued the court to grant it.
In his argument the Claimants represented by his counsel S.A Abba vehemently disagreed with the position of Nentawe for claiming to be a product of the election.
Abba in his deposition filed counter affidavit, dated 30th Nov,22, with 4 paragraph Counter affidavit accompanied with written address .
He said the suit of the Claimants is challenging exclusion of the party , so Nentawe is not an Officer of the party,the position is the cause of action before the Applicant become flag bearer .
He however stressed that the Applicant content that the suit is filed in bad faith, because it was filed after the emergence as the Governship flag bearer of the party on the platform of APC.
Urged the court to throw the application of Nentawe to Join on the suit into trash can it rightly belong.
In an interview with Abba , Counsel to the Claimants, said what transpired in the court today is that both parties had argued their matter, on our part ,the Claimants we are saying that Nentawe Yilwatda is not having business to join in the suit ,the reasons we canvassed in the court to buttress our argument.
Our hope is that he doesn’t joined in the suit because his intension to join on the suit amount to Busy Body ,and better described as interloper, an intruder and doesn’t have business in the matter.
“He is not an official of APC,but just a candidate of the party and has no business as what happened in the suit.”
The Counsel to Nentawe A.G Yirvoms argued that the Claimants having withdraw his motion, which prayers is considered live less because it has been over taken by an event.
Justice A.I Ashon however adjourned the matter to the 22nd November,22 for ruling on the application on whether Nentawe to join on the suit , before the substantive matter.