NGF Chairmanship: Jang Asks Court To Dismiss Fashola’s Suit

Fashola-JangFactional Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and Plateau State Governor, Da Jonah Jang has prayed an Abuja High Court to dismiss or strike out a suit filed by his Lagos State counterpart, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN) seeking to restrain him from parading himself as chairman of the NGF.

In a preliminary objection filed on Jang’s behalf by his counsel Tayo Oyetibo (SAN) last Friday, the Plateau governor told the court that Fashola lacks the locus standi to institute the action and prayed the court to dismiss or strike it out.

The objection also included a prayer urging the court to terminate Fashola’s suit at the interlocutory stage on the grounds that the Writ of Summons was not issued in accordance with procedural due process and that the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory lacks jurisdiction to hear the Plaintiff’s claims.

Besides, Oyetibo pointed out that the Lagos State governor, who neither claimed to have contested the chairmanship election of NGF, is bereft of a legal right to institute or sustain the action arguing that Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi, whom Fashola claimed won the election, has neither complained to the court that his mandate has been usurped or been named or joined as party to the suit.

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