A Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed June 30 for judgment in a suit filed by the All Progressives Party, APC, and its candidate Mr. Oghenetega Emerhor seeking to void the bye election into the Delta Central Senatorial District held on October 12, 2013, which was won by the Peoples Democratic Party.
Joined as defendants in the suit were the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
The plaintiffs, alleged that PDP, connived with one Mr Olawale Dawodu who is an official of INEC in Abuja, and smuggled in forged documents it said were relied upon to endorse the Nomination Form of Senator Edesiri Aguariavwodo who eventually won the election.
APC, alleged that in defiance to the time limit that was set by INEC for the submission of nomination forms, PDP, not only failed to meet up with the deadline, but allegedly bribed INEC official to write a false date of receipt on the nomination form of its candidate.
Consequently, the plaintiffs, while contending that Senator Aguariavwodo of the PDP was not a valid candidate at the said election, applied for an order of the court, directing the Inspector General of Police and the Attorney General of the Federation, to forthwith, prosecute both the PDP, Senator Aguariavwodo and the accused INEC official, Mr Dawodu.