With less than six days to the National Assembly election, a concerned constituent in Isoko Federal constituency, Peter Enaruke has approached the Federal High Court, Abuja seeking the disqualification of the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Leo Ogor, over alleged forgery of certificates purportedly presented to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Ogor, who represents Isoko federal constituency, is seeking re-election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The plaintiff in a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/10/2019 joined the PDP as the 1st defendant and INEC as 2nd defendant while Ogor is the 3rd defendant.
The originating summons was brought pursuant to section 6(6), 36, 106(b) and 107(I)(h) of the 1999 constitution, as amended, section 31(5) and (6) of the Electoral Act, 2010 as amended, order 3 of the Federal High Court (civil procedure) rules, 2009 and under the inherent jurisdiction of the court.
The plaintiff claimed that the dates of working experience filed in the 2018 INEC form C.F. 001 and the educational qualification with dates in the 2014 INEC form C.F. 001 and certificates submitted by 3rd defendant for the 2019 general elections were false information and forged certificates.
The plaintiff is seeking among other reliefs an order setting aide or nullifying forthwith the purported nomination of Leo Ogor as the candidate of the PDP.
“A perpetual injunction restraining the 1st and 2nd defendants either by themselves, agents, privies, surrogates or any other person(s) whosoever from parading, presenting, recognising, projecting, forwarding, accepting, or dealing with the 3rd defendant in any manner however as the candidate of the 1st defendant in contesting the forthcoming 2019 general elections.
“A perpetual injunction restraining the 3rd defendant either by themselves, agents, privies, surrogates or any other person(s) whosoever from parading, presenting, recognising, projecting, forwarding, accepting or suffering his name to be forwarded to the 2nd defendant or dealing with the 1st and 2nd defendants in any manner however as the candidate of the 1st defendant to represent the 1st defendant in the forthcoming 2019 general elections.”