Justice Inyang Edem Ekwo, while dismissing the suit, held that PDP’s case was baseless, unwarranted and constituted a gross abuse of the court.
dismissal of the action which constituted the abuse. I, therefore, make an order dismissing this case for being an abuse of process of court”, the Judge held.
PDP’s fresh suit was filed on its behalf by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria SAN, Chief Paul Erokoro.
The court was asked to invoke sections 171 and 285 of the 1999 Constitution as well as section 29 of the Electoral Act to quash the planned participation of the governor in the forthcoming election.
The party’s main grouse was that the WAEC certificate submitted by the Governor through the APC to INEC and his educational qualifications as provided in section 177 of the 1999 Constitution are forged and did not belong to him.