Today, the Supreme Court ruled on a matter brought before the Learned Justices by 1. Ejike Oguebego 2. Hon. Chuks Okoye( Chairman P.D.P Anambra State and Legal AdviserPDP Anambra State Chapter and on behalf of the other members of the State Executive Committee of the PDP Anambra State) against 1.People’s Democratic Party 2. INEC 3. Chukwudi Okasia.
READ THE JUDGEMENT BELOW
The matter was on whether the PDP was right to have set up a Caretaker Committee of the Anambra Chapter of the Party on October 30, 2014 despite a subsisting judgement of the Court recognizing it in the Suit No FHC/CS/213/13 between Ejike Oguebego &2Ors Vs. PDP &3 3ors on the leadership of the PDP and also the recognition given to them by INEC on a letter dated October 23, 2014 with Ref No INEC/LEG/LM/AN/04/V/541.
Ironically, the lawyer to the Appellants(Oguebego & co) argued and was accepted by the Supreme that the case was,
“…was…not about the conduct of a primary election nor a dispute over which organ of the political party i.e.the PDP that has the authority and competence to conduct a primary election…” See attached page 37 of the judgement.
So, how come that the judgement that primarily decided on the leadership of the PDP in Anambra State suddenly became a judgement of the Supreme Court sacking the entire PDP Members of the National Assembly from Anambra State?
Does it mean that our mainstream media both electronic and social do not make out time to read the Judgements of the Court before creating avoidable tension?
How could the Supreme Court sack the Members of the National Assembly in a matter that none of the aspirants (both those on Oguebego and NASS members) were NEVER parties in the Suite and were NEVER joined at any point(See page 1 of the judgment for the parties).
I am still in shock as I have read this judgement over and over. Even the last page made NO reference to the elected officials. So, where did our media get the consequential order of removing the incumbent members of the National Assembly.
Well, must have been job well done and people smiled to the banks.