AS APPEAL COURT RESUMES SITTING IN KANO: TENSION, UNCERTAINTY IN OYE/SOLUDO CAMP OVER INCURABLY DEFECTIVE NOTICE OF APPEAL FILLED OUTSIDE 14 DAYS AS REQUIRED BY SECTION 285 OF THE NIGERIA CONSTITUTION
…HOW OLANIPEKUN,IKPEAZU,IKWUETO AND OTHER OYE LAWYERS HAVE RUINED HIS CASE AND DESTROYED OYE AND SOLUDO CHANCES OF WINNING AGAIN BY FILLING OYE APPEAL OUTSIDE 14 DAYS STATUTORY TIME FRAME.
… NOTICE OF APPEAL FILED OUTSIDE THE CONSTITUTIONALLY PROVIDED TIME
… ALLEGATIONS OF SABOTAGE HIT OYE LEGAL TEAM, AS OBIANO WEEPS IN GOVT HOUSE ,ACCUSES LAWYERS OF SABOTAGE.
Reports from the Chief Victor Oye camp of the All Progressives Grand Alliance and Prof. Charles Soludo Campaign Organization shows there is palpable tension since it was revealed that the Notice of Appeal filed on their behalf by their legal team at the Court of Appeal Kano Division was incurably defective and thereby incompetent and deserving of being struck out by the Court when it resumes hearing on the Appeal on Thursday.
The Notice of Appeal seen by the our correspondent and signed personally by Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN also had the names of Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu SAN, Patrick I. N. Ikwueto SAN, Ken Mozia SAN, Bode Olanipekun SAN and seven other lawyers listed as Appellants’ Counsel was filed at the Registry of the Court of Appeal instead of the Registry of the High Court from where it should have been transmitted to the Court of Appeal.
One of the lawyers listed on the Notice who also is a member of the Oye led NWC of APGA was seen shouting in Awka that by not filing the Notice of Appeal at the High Court and having withdrawn their prayer before the Appeal Court to transmit further records and for a deeming order, it meant there was no Notice of Appeal properly so called. He questioned why the junior counsel who must have been instructed to file the Notice of Appeal was not clearly instructed as to the Registry where to file it.
The NWC member lamented how after heavily paying the lawyers and flying them by private jets to Kano for the Appeal, they had jeopardized the Appeal. “We cannot be paying six SAN’s and making such elementary and fatal mistakes.” He later identified the sixth SAN as Yusuf Ali who led the team on the 30th July when the Court delivered its ruling on their Motion seeking leave to appeal as interested person.
Further, in his fury, he disclosed Read More
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