APC Defection: Court Summons Okorocha, Imo Attorney-General Over Legal Representation

apc okorochaOn Monday, a Federal High Court in Abuja,  summoned Governor Rochas Okorocha and the Attorney-General of the state, Chukwuma-Machukwu Ume, to appear before it to clear the air over who was representing the governor in a suit seeking the governor’s removal from office over his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

In the said suit filed through its counsel, Victor Odjemu, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) is praying the court for an order directing the deputy governor of Imo State or Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly or any officer next in line to the position of the governor of Imo, who is a member of the plaintiff (APGA) to be sworn-in as the governor of the state.

The party also prayed the court for an order directing the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the second defendant in the suit, to issue a certificate of return to the person declared as governor and an order annulling the certificate of return issued to Okorocha (1st defendant) by virtue of his defection to the APC.
The suit was slowed down due to the misunderstanding between the counsel over legal representation.

At the last adjournment, the presiding judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, had directed the warring counsel to file and serve written addresses in order to address the court on Monday on who was properly briefed to handle the matter on behalf of the first defendant, Governor Okorocha.

Source: Tribune.



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