By Peter Duru, Makurdi
The Court of Appeal in Makurdi has granted a request for replacement service of the notice of appeal, the report and the plea of the appellant
on Ms Regina Akume, Dickson Tarkighir and Solomon Wombo, appeal number CA/MK/PE/15/2022 pending before the court.
Others affected by the order include Arc. Asema Achado, Lady Blessing Onuh, Sesoo Gboko, David Ogewu, Adama Adama and 4 others.
The three-member panel headed by Judge Mohammed Danjuma issued the order as it ruled on an ex-parte application filed by the People’s Democratic Party, PDP and 11 others through their counsel, Mr Douglas Pepe, a senior lawyer.
The appeals court ordered that the processes be served on the affected respondents through the secretary, legal counsel, publicity secretary, or other officer, agent, or employee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Benue State Branch at the party’s state headquarters in No. . 75 JS Tarka Way, Makurdi, Benue State.
The court also ordered that where the above officials could not be reached for any reason, “service may be made by the processes at the gate or a prominent place within the premises of No. 75 JS Tarka Way, Makurdi, Benue State, to leave. when said respondents “were to file lawsuits in the substantive appeal with their individual or joint addresses where further lawsuits will be served on them.”
It should be recalled that the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, appealed against the verdict of the Federal Supreme Court Makurdi, which dismissed its lawsuit to prevent the Independent National Elections Commission, INEC, from naming candidates of the APC’s House of Representatives. accept in Benue state for the 2023 general election.
The call also included the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and the APC as first and second respondents respectively.
Relatedly, the court also ordered that appeals be served on all candidates of the State Assembly of the APC in the state by surrogate means in Appeal No: CA/MK/PE/17/2022, filed by the PDP and 32 others.
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