Court sacks Lulu Briggs as Accord Party governorship candidate

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Lulu Briggs

Lulu Briggs

Accord Party Governorship candidate, Mr Lulu Briggs has been sacked by a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt from the contesting the 2019 Governorship Election next week Saturday.

The Court declared that Mr Precious Baridoo who was duly nominated by the party during the October 4, 2018 Accord Party governorship primary as the authentic candidate of the party.

Justice Emmanuel Obile of the Federal High Court declared that Briggs could not participate in the governorship election because he was not duly nominated at the party’s primary.

Justice Obile stated that Briggs did not participate in the party’s October 4, 2018 governorship primary, hence he could not be their candidate.

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The Court stated that the defendants failed to challenge the affidavit of the plaintiff to controvert the facts contained therein.

Justice Obile ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to enlist the name of Baridoo as the Rivers State governorship candidate of Accord Party.

The court directed INEC to remove the name of Briggs as the Rivers State governorship candidate for Accord Party .


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