The Supreme Court on Monday ordered that the legal action which arose on the conduct of the primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for the nomination of the governorship candidate in Ogun State, should be retried by the Federal High Court in Abuja.
The presiding Judge, Justice Ibrahim Saulawa in a judgment delivered, held that the Federal High Court in Abuja is wrong to have declined jurisdiction on the matter, when in actual fact the constitution of the Country conferred jurisdiction on it.
In a unanimous judgment of a five-man panel of the apex court, it was ordered that the suit be returned to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court for reassignment to another judge.
Justice Saulawa upheld the decision of the Court of Appeal in Abuja which had earlier directed that the suit be heard afresh by another judge.
The Supreme Court ordered that the suit should be expeditiously heard and fully determined within the time allowed by law.
CEOAFRICA had reported that Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja, had declined to entertain the suit filed by Jimmy Adebisi Lawal on the ground that it was an internal affair of the PDP.