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Defection: Court Orders PDP To Publish Summons Against Govs

A federal high court in Abuja  Friday ordered the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), to serve five governors who defected from the party to the All Progressive Congress (APC) the substituted service by publishing the suit against them in one insertion either in the Thisday Newspapers or Guardian Newspapers.

After the court set aside the earlier service of the court’s processes on the governors, the PDP filed an application pursuant to order 6 rule 5 (c) of the Federal High Court Rules seeking to serve the processes on the governors by placing same in newspapers.
In a short ruling, Justice Gabriel Kolawole said: “I am satisfied that the plaintiff/ applicant has disclosed good reasons to warrant the granting of the application. And it is hereby granted as prayed, The applicant shall within 7 days publish the suit in the ThisDay Newspapers or Guardian Newspapers. They would be entitled to 30 days to respond. The case is adjourned to 22 Sept 2014 for mention.”
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