Andy Uba wants to be declared as PDPs rightful candidate in Anambra.
The Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has adjourned the hearing of Andy Uba’s motion for interlocutory injunction to September 11.
The Judge, Hyeladzira Nganjiwa, fixed the date in Port Harcourt on Tuesday following a motion brought by Ejike Oguebego, the factional Chairman of the PDP in Anambra.
The motion is seeking an order of court that Mr. Uba be declared as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Anambra governorship election.
Mr. Oguebego’s Counsel, Jude Nnodum, brought a motion, urging the court to compel PDP and INEC to recognise Mr. Uba as the party’s candidate for the November 16 governorship election in Anambra.
Mr. Oguebego-led faction, recognised by INEC, had challenged the decision of the PDP National Working Committee, to recognise the Ken Emeakayi-led faction.
The Emeakayi-led PDP produced Tony Nwoye, a former President of the National Association of Nigerian Students, as the party’s candidate for the November 16 poll.
When the matter came up on Tuesday, the court rejected PDP’s request that its motion challenging the court’s jurisdiction be taken first.
The Counsel to PDP, Mmecha Kalu, argued that when the jurisdiction of a court had been challenged in a matter, the court ought to determine its powers to entertain the matter first.
The judge, Mr. Nganjiwa declined the application and held that the court would entertain the motion for interlocutory injunction first.
Mr. Nnodum told newsmen that they want the PDP and INEC to accept the outcome of the primaries which produced Mr. Uba pending the determination of the substantive suit.