Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna has again adjourned the pre-election case filed before it between the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), INEC and the All Progressive Congress (APC).
NNPP had earlier filed a law suit against INEC in the federal high court 2, in Kaduna, challenging the eligibility of the APC governorship candidate and the 34 members of the state assembly candidates.
In the suit, NNPP led governorship candidate Senator Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi alleged that inclusion of the names of candidates of APC in Kaduna in the list of supposedly cleared candidates of various political parties by INEC for 2023 election violates the law.
NNPP pleaded that the process of nomination for the elections of APC candidates for 2023 elections in Kaduna State was faulty and does not meet the requirements as provided by the laws.
But when the case came up for hearing on Thursday, the court judge, Justice Hadiza R. Shagari, adjourned the matter to 16th of September 2022 for hearing following application for extension of time filled by NNPP counsel.
In an interview, counsel to the Plaintiff, Barr. Bello Ibrahim who represented the lead counsel, Barr. Wole Ogunbiade, SAN, said they were served the processes of the respondent lately, and have responded, and accordingly filed their papers but were not transmitted into the judge’s file by the registry in good time.