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Court Validates Sowore, Deputy’s Suspension By AAC by TheTrueSeeker2: 1:43pm On Jul 12
The Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday validated the suspension of Omoyele Sowore as the National Chairman of the African Action Congress, and Malcom Fabiyi as the Deputy National Chairman.

Delivering judgment, Justice Inyang Ekwo, also affirmed the appointment of Dr. Leonard Nzewa as the Acting National Chairman of the party.

The judge granted all the prayers contained in the suit which was instituted by Nzewa seeking the validation of the decision of the party’s National Executive Committee to suspend Sowore and Fabiyi for six months at its meeting held on March 27, 2019.

Sowore, the publisher of online news medium, Saharareporters, and the party’s presidential candidate for the February 23, 2019 election, was suspended along with Fabiyi and others for allegedly engaging in anti-party activities.

But the judge, in dismissing Sowore and Fabiyi’s objection to the suit, held that they failed to personally depose to the counter-affidavit filed against the suit.

The judge held that the deposition made on their behalf by Dr. John Adeoye “goes to nought” as he was not a party to the suit.

The judge ruled, “It is my opinion that Dr. John Adeoye is not a party in this case and cannot give evidence.

“I find that the evidence of Dr. John Adeoye goes to nought.”

Noting that it was an elementary principle of law that only a party to a case could depose to affidavit evidence in defence of his or her case, the judge ruled that the reasons given by Sowore and his deputy for their inability to depose to the affidavit evidence as untenable.

According to Adeoye, who deposed to the counter-affidavit, both Sowore and Fabiyi were unable to depose to the counter-affidavit personally because they were outside the country when the suit was filed.



But the judge ruled that the reasons given by the defendants showed that they did not take the case seriously.

“Anybody who does not take a suit instituted against him seriously must prepare to bear the brunt of his carelessness,” the judge ruled.

The judge also noted that the Independent National Electoral Commission did not file any defence to the case.

“I find that the evidence of the plaintiff has not been challenged or controverted, I thereby ascribe probative value to it,” the judge ruled.

He added, “On the whole, the case ought to succeed and I so hold.”

He went on to grant all the prayers in the originating summons.

Reacting to our correspondent’s inquiry, Sowore said in a message on Friday, “We’ve commenced the process of appeal already. The judgment won’t stand.”


https://punchng.com/court-validates-sowore-deputys-suspension-by-aac/
Re: Court Validates Sowore, Deputy’s Suspension By AAC by iCauseTrouble: 1:53pm On Jul 12
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Re: Court Validates Sowore, Deputy’s Suspension By AAC by Kendumazy(m): 1:54pm On Jul 12
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Re: Court Validates Sowore, Deputy’s Suspension By AAC by gloriaunobi(f): 1:54pm On Jul 12
Hmmm
Re: Court Validates Sowore, Deputy’s Suspension By AAC by RDPMAN: 1:54pm On Jul 12
Okay
Re: Court Validates Sowore, Deputy’s Suspension By AAC by Dpharisee: 1:54pm On Jul 12
Abeg na how many seats this party get for Senate cheesy

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Re: Court Validates Sowore, Deputy’s Suspension By AAC by blowjob: 1:56pm On Jul 12
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Re: Court Validates Sowore, Deputy’s Suspension By AAC by dhareh: 1:58pm On Jul 12
Waiting to hear sowore’s response to this wink

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Re: Court Validates Sowore, Deputy’s Suspension By AAC by Aktsmith104: 2:01pm On Jul 12
Tank God election is over. Anybody can hold the post
Re: Court Validates Sowore, Deputy’s Suspension By AAC by TheTrueSeeker2: 2:02pm On Jul 12
dhareh:
Waiting to hear sowore’s response to this wink


Reacting to our correspondent’s inquiry, Sowore said in a message on Friday, “We’ve commenced the process of appeal already. The judgment won’t stand.”

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Re: Court Validates Sowore, Deputy’s Suspension By AAC by lonelydora: 2:02pm On Jul 12
Sowore, if he's serious should start now to prepare for 2023 elections. Not few weeks to election, he will boil out from nowhere, and start distracting us.

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Re: Court Validates Sowore, Deputy’s Suspension By AAC by nabegibeg: 2:15pm On Jul 12
TheTrueSeeker2:
The Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday validated the suspension of Omoyele Sowore as the National Chairman of the African Action Congress, and Malcom Fabiyi as the Deputy National Chairman.

Delivering judgment, Justice Inyang Ekwo, also affirmed the appointment of Dr. Leonard Nzewa as the Acting National Chairman of the party.

The judge granted all the prayers contained in the suit which was instituted by Nzewa seeking the validation of the decision of the party’s National Executive Committee to suspend Sowore and Fabiyi for six months at its meeting held on March 27, 2019.

Sowore, the publisher of online news medium, Saharareporters, and the party’s presidential candidate for the February 23, 2019 election, was suspended along with Fabiyi and others for allegedly engaging in anti-party activities.

But the judge, in dismissing Sowore and Fabiyi’s objection to the suit, held that they failed to personally depose to the counter-affidavit filed against the suit.

The judge held that the deposition made on their behalf by Dr. John Adeoye “goes to nought” as he was not a party to the suit.

The judge ruled, “It is my opinion that Dr. John Adeoye is not a party in this case and cannot give evidence.

“I find that the evidence of Dr. John Adeoye goes to nought.”

Noting that it was an elementary principle of law that only a party to a case could depose to affidavit evidence in defence of his or her case, the judge ruled that the reasons given by Sowore and his deputy for their inability to depose to the affidavit evidence as untenable.

According to Adeoye, who deposed to the counter-affidavit, both Sowore and Fabiyi were unable to depose to the counter-affidavit personally because they were outside the country when the suit was filed.



But the judge ruled that the reasons given by the defendants showed that they did not take the case seriously.

“Anybody who does not take a suit instituted against him seriously must prepare to bear the brunt of his carelessness,” the judge ruled.

The judge also noted that the Independent National Electoral Commission did not file any defence to the case.

“I find that the evidence of the plaintiff has not been challenged or controverted, I thereby ascribe probative value to it,” the judge ruled.

He added, “On the whole, the case ought to succeed and I so hold.”

He went on to grant all the prayers in the originating summons.

Reacting to our correspondent’s inquiry, Sowore said in a message on Friday, “We’ve commenced the process of appeal already. The judgment won’t stand.”


https://punchng.com/court-validates-sowore-deputys-suspension-by-aac/
Re: Court Validates Sowore, Deputy’s Suspension By AAC by nabegibeg: 2:15pm On Jul 12
iCauseTrouble:
I just want to use this opportunity to thank Glo network, Xiaomi (Redmi note 7) company and Seun Osewa for providing me the opportunity to be the first to comment. Its an achievement worth celebrating.
Re: Court Validates Sowore, Deputy’s Suspension By AAC by incogni2o: 2:19pm On Jul 12
Sowore seems to me to be a small boy in the big boys business vwithout enough swags to beat the big boys
Re: Court Validates Sowore, Deputy’s Suspension By AAC by Kposkila: 2:29pm On Jul 12
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Re: Court Validates Sowore, Deputy’s Suspension By AAC by AntiWailer: 2:32pm On Jul 12
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Re: Court Validates Sowore, Deputy’s Suspension By AAC by vedaxcool(m): 2:39pm On Jul 12
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Re: Court Validates Sowore, Deputy’s Suspension By AAC by dhareh: 2:42pm On Jul 12
TheTrueSeeker2:



Reacting to our correspondent’s inquiry, Sowore said in a message on Friday, “We’ve commenced the process of appeal already. The judgment won’t stand.”

I stand with sowore anyday though, I hope he doesn’t get compromised in anyway because I so much believe in his idea of leadership

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Re: Court Validates Sowore, Deputy’s Suspension By AAC by dheaven: 4:48pm On Jul 12
Sowore didnt know the judge will take his absence serious.
Re: Court Validates Sowore, Deputy’s Suspension By AAC by Baroba(m): 5:34pm On Jul 12
Ndị Take it back, it's amazing how things die quickly in Naija..
Re: Court Validates Sowore, Deputy’s Suspension By AAC by Antoeni(m): 5:53pm On Jul 12
Not in SR Headline Let the Fraudster Account for $1million Missing from AAC Treasury.
Re: Court Validates Sowore, Deputy’s Suspension By AAC by femicyrus(m): 8:56pm On Jul 12
how come the 3rd forces (olawepo, moghalu, durotoye, duke, fasua etc) are no longer in the news except this sample persistent sowore?

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