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APC chieftain drags party, Lyon to Abuja court over Bayelsa guber primaries

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A front-line candidate in the primary governance of the All Progressives Congress , APC, in the state of Bayelsa, Preye Aganaba, filed a lawsuit he filed against the party and its candidate, Chief David Lyon, from the country to the Court Superior Federal, Abuja.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that A copy of the judicial procedure made available to journalists in Abuja showed that the case should be mentioned in Federal Superior Court 4, Abuja, chaired by Judge I.E., Ekwo.

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By granting an ex parte motion filed by Aganaba, Ekwo ordered the substituted service of all proceedings in the lawsuit against David Lyon and his formula partner, Biobaekuma Degi.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that The judge ordered the replaced service to include the process of the origin or other means on the wall or anywhere in the APC National Headquarters.

Ekwo also described the mode of service he issued against the APC candidate and his formula partner as sufficient.

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But the court rejected one of the plaintiffs’ prayers asking him to reduce the time with which the defendants can appear, present and deliver their respective defense process to 14 days. Ekwo, who said he could not issue such an order in the absence of other parties, postponed the case until October 16.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that Aganaba, in the substantive lawsuit, requested the court to annul the primaries that produced Lyon as the party’s candidate for the November 16 governor’s election in the state.

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Aganaba, a founding member of the APC in Bayelsa, took the APC, Lyon, Degi, and the INEC of the Independent National Electoral Commission to court as defendants in a lawsuit he filed on September 12.

The applicant urged the court to make a statement that the primaries scheduled for September 4 in the 105 classrooms in the eight local state government areas did not take place.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He also asked the court to declare that, since there were no primary ones, the declaration of results that produced David Lyon as a party candidate was illegal, unconstitutional, null, and void.

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Latest Nigeria newspaper report that The applicant also demanded an order to set aside the results of the APC primary elections, which returned Lyon as the party’s candidate for the November 16 elections.

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