Two chieftains of the APC, Hon Momoh Abdul-Razak and Hon Zibiri Muhizu, had dragged the APCs candidate and deputy within the September 19, 2020 governorship election in Edo State to courtroom over alleged perjury.
Within the swimsuit marked FHC/ABJ/ CS/758/2020, APC, Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee, Audu Ganiyu and Ize-Iyamu are the primary, second, third and fourth defendants respectively.
The plaintiffs requested the courtroom to disqualify the deputy governorship candidate, Ganiyu, from collaborating within the forthcoming election on account of giving false info to INEC in assist of his qualification for the governorship ballot slated for subsequent month.
However within the petition dated August 20, 2020 and signed by the Nationwide Secretary of the partys Caretaker Committee, Senator John Akpanudoedehe, the APC accused the presiding choose within the matter, Justice Taiwo, of preferring a speedy listening to by granting an software for abridgment of time.
The APC accused Justice Taiwo of being near the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Celebration Edo State governorship election nationwide marketing campaign council, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State.
That even when the courtroom granted exparte order for substituted service of the processes in swimsuit no. FHC/ABJ/CS/839/2020, the story throughout Edo is that the APC candidate Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has been disqualified by Justice Taiwo Taiwo.
That the APC is nervous that they haven’t any likelihood of getting justice earlier than Justice Taiwo Taiwo on account of his affinity to Governor Wike and the anxiousness demonstrated by abridging the time for defendants to file processes when the movement to take action was nonetheless pending and a few defendants had not been served with the originating summons, a part of the petition reads.