Governor David Umahi and his deputy, Kelechi Igwe, have approached the Federal High Court seeking an order staying the execution of its judgment directing them to vacate their offices as governor and deputy of Ebonyi State respectively.
In a motion filed by their counsel, Chukwuma MaChukwu- Ume (SAN), the governor and his deputy prayed the Justice Inyanag Ekwo-led court for an order staying the execution of the orders made in the judgment delivered on March 8, 2022, directing the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) to immediately receive from the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), the names of its candidates to replace them. The court had sacked their from office on grounds that they defected from the PDP to the APC and therefore losts the votes that brought them into office.
The governor and his deputy in a motion filed prayed the court to stay the execution of its order directing INEC to hold a governorship election in accordance with section 177(c) of the 1999 Constitution.
In addition, the motion on notice dated March 9, 2022, is equally seeking an order staying the execution of the order of the court directing INEC to immediately declare the persons nominated by the PDP as governor and deputy governor of Ebonyi State respectively.
They further urged the court to stay the execution of its order restraining INEC from recognizing or continuing to recognize them as governor and deputy governor of the state.
The governor and his deputy also asked for an order to stay the execution of an order restraining them from parading themselves as governor and deputy governor of Ebonyi State respectively pending the hearing and determination of the appeal dated and filed on March 9, 2022, by the appellants.
They also asked the court to issue an order restraining the PDP from submitting any names to the INEC for the purpose of declaring them as governor and deputy governor of Ebonyi State in replacement of the applicants and if already submitted and accepted, an order of injunction restraining the INEC from using or putting same into effect until the determination of the appeal filed by the applicants.
They further sought an order restraining the INEC from conducting elections into their offices and or declaring the names of any candidate presented by the PDP as the governor and deputy governor of Ebonyi State pending the determination of the appeal filed by them.
The motion, which was brought pursuant to order 26 rules 1 and 2(1) and order 32 rules 1 and 4(1) of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2020, was predicated on eight grounds.
The grounds include the fact that the applicants who are dissatisfied with the judgment of the court have appealed the said judgment to the Court of Appeal by filling their notice of appeal dated March 9, 2022, That the notice of appeal has been duly served on all the parties and the court, That they have also commenced the process for the compilation and transmission of the records of the appeal in the Appeal Court.
It is also their prayer that unless execution of the judgment of the court is stayed, the outcome of the appeal filed by them will be rendered nugatory
Court dissolves marriage over doubtful paternity
An Igando Customary Court in Lagos State has ordered the dissolution of the marriage between Mr. Jose Salami and Mrs. Sola Jaiyeola, on grounds of the doubtful paternity of their only child.
Vanguard reports that in a petition filed before the court, Salami, a resident of Number 9, Bakare St., Igando, Lagos State, said he doubted the paternity of the only child produced by the union.
“In March 2013, she said she was a month pregnant for me; so, I arranged for a traditional marriage to be done. But to my surprise, my wife put to bed in July of that same year, and when I asked how possible it was, she waived it aside.
In his judgment, the President of the court, Adeniyi Koledoye, said that it appeared the love between the couple had since perished. He noted that the respondent did not show up in court in spite of several summons.
“There is no doubt that the respondent was in another relationship from which she was pregnant, and perhaps the pregnancy was rejected and she decided to hang it on the petitioner. However, the petitioner ought to have opted out of the marriage immediately he discovered that the paternity of the child was doubtful. It is clear the petitioner was deceived into the marriage by the respondent,” the judge held
Koledoye, therefore, dissolved the marriage and ordered the respondent to pay N200,000 to the petitioner.
VeekiRoyce Set To Splash Thousands On Fans To Celebrate Her New Single “Oba”
Veekiroyce, Nigeria gospel artiste currently trending with her hit single “On God” has finally revealed her intentions to help few fans in what she tagged #Obagiveawaychallenge.
Veekiroyce who suddenly got into lime light in December last year with “On God” has taken to her Instagram handle to reveal her plans on celebrating her new single “OBA” .
With this move, veekiroyce is set to become amongst the few gospel artiste to run an online give away in recent time.
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Police destroy over 4000 wraps of illicit drugs worth N10m in Lagos
Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday May 17, destroyed over 4000 wraps of illicit drugs worth N10 million at Ewu-Elepe Dump Site, Ikorodu.
The drugs were intercepted by RRS officials on patrol of Mile 2 around 4:00 am on 3rd of April, 2022.
Present at the site of the destruction were the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, DCP Ahmed Kontangora, Commander RRS, CSP Yinka Egbeyemi, and representatives of the NDLEA, NAFDAC, KAI, LSNC, etc.