An Auchi High Court presided over by Justice Emmanuel Akhamioje has granted an order of substituted service to be served in the State Secretariat of Action Congress of Nigeria following a suit filed by an ACN Chairmanship aspirant in Etsako West local government area, Barrister Shaibu Elamah challenging the conduct of primaries held in Auchi.
The court premises in Auchi, headquarters of Etsako West Local Government Area was packed full at the resumed hearing of the suit filed by an ACN Chairmanship aspirant, Barrister Shaibu Elamah challenging the outcome of the recent ACN primaries, which say the emergence of one Barrister Hassan Kadiri in the party’s chairmanship candidate.
After listening to the arguments of counsel to the claimant, Barrister Elamah and ACN in the state, the presiding Judge, Justice Emmanuel Akhamijie granted an order of Substituted Service to be served on the State ACN Secretariat in Benin City.
Barrister Mahmud Garuba, Counsel to the claimant to the Court that the primary held in some Wards where Barrister Elamah won while Barrister Oghie Atogue in his submission said ACN believes in consensus candidacy, adding that the primary took place across all the wards in the Local Government Area.
Reacting to the ruling, Counsel to chairmanship aspirant, Barrister Mahmud Garuba assured that the order would be carried out appropriately.
The claimant, Barrister Shaibu Elamah expressed satisfaction over the order granted by the Court.
An independent Counsel, Barrister Davison Alegbe also commented on the order granted by the court.
The ruling of the Court threw the supporters of Barriser Elama into jubilation.
Reported by: Williams Yamah