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2023: Court Stops PDP From Conducting Primary In Aboh-Mbaise

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A Court of Appeal sitting in Owerri, the Imo State capital has stopped the planned rerun primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Aboh-Mbaise/Ngorokpala Federal Constituency of the state scheduled to hold this Thursday.

According to the stay of execution order given on Tuesday by Justice Rita Pemu of the Court of Appeal in Owerri, the planned primary should be put on hold.

According to the judge, the planned primary be put on hold pending the hearing and final determination of the applicant’s appeal before the Supreme Court on the proprietary of the said order of fresh election.

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By the order, the first respondent which is the PDP, and second respondent — the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) are restrained from enforcing in any way whatsoever from conducting any fresh primary in Aboh-Mbaise/Ngorokpala Federal Constituency.

In another report, some yet-to-be-identified gunmen who are suspected to be cultists have shot and killed a member of the Anambra State Vigilante Service attached to the Central Security, Obosi, in the Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Reports had on Thursday opposite the St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Obosi, along Nkpor/Obosi highway.

The Eastern Updates gathered that men of the vigilante service were on a routine patrol when they ran into the hoodlums, who engaged them in a gun duel for several minutes.

A source said during the gun battle, the gang shot dead a vigilante.

The source noted that the incident disrupted commercial activities in the community, including a planned protest against land-grabbing activities proposed by landlords in the area.

Both the traditional ruler of Obosi Kingdom, Igwe Chidubem Iweka, and the Palace Secretary, Chief Shedrack Okenwa, confirmed the incident.

The Eastern Updates

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