Supreme Court stops Nwoye’s campaign flag-off on Saturday

The Supreme Court has ordered parties in the appeal filed by Nicholas Ukachukwu, a gubernatorial contender under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 16, 2013 governorship poll in Anambra State, not to take any pre-judicial steps pending determination of the matter.

Ukachukwu is challenging the decision of the Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt that declared Tony Nwoye as the validly nominated candidate of PDP.

Ukachukwu’s counsel, J .D. Daudu, brought two applications dated and filed October 29, 2013, which seek an accelerated hearing and abridged time for counsels to file and serve their briefs.
Specifically, the second application seeks an order for stay of execution.

Paul Erokoro is counsel to 1st and 2nd respondent; J. S Pwul for 3rd respondent (Nwoye) and Ibrahim Bawa for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Ruling on the matter, the five-man panel, led by Justice Mohammed Galadima, granted Daudu’s application for leave for accelerated hearing.
The panel also abridged the time for filing and serving of briefs of argument as applied for by Daudu.

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