By Chijioke Kingsley
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – The suit filed by allegedly suspended Local Government Council (LGC) Chairmen in Plateau State has finally been reassigned to a 3rd Judge, Hon. Justice Samchi, by the Plateau State Chief Judge.
Recall that the suit filed in May, 2023, by way of originating summons has been handled by Hon. Justice Kunda and Hon. Justice S. Bakfur.https://sundiatapost.com/stop-denying-you-have-no-case-in-court-plateau-apc-tackles-pdp/
While Hon. Justice Kunda had adjourned the matter to the 25th of September, 2023 for hearing of all the Applications therein, Hon. Justice Bakfur, adjourned it to the 28th of September, 2023, and being the Vacation Judge, our correspondent gathered that he returned the file back on the 13th of September, 2023, to the Plateau State Chief Judge.
Although the matter was slated for mention in the Plateau State High Court presided over by Hon. Justice Samchi, today, the proceedings was stalled, owing to the absence of the Counsel to the Defendants Gov. Caleb Mutfwang (Esq) and the State Attorne in Court.
Due to the absence of the Defendants, the Court kept on hold the applications made by the Counsel to the Claimants, Tob, Kekemeke (Esq) for a date to be taken to move all the Motions in the matter with the Origination Summons and the application to withdraw the application for Joinder filed by Hon. Zulfa Bitrus Rimven (the former Chairman of Langtang North) by his Counsel.https://sundiatapost.com/court-transfers-plateau-lp-guber-candidates-case-to-abuja-court/
The matter has further been adjourned by the Court to the 18th of October, 2023, for mention again.
While reacting to the development and fielding answers to questions from Journalists at the Court premises, the Counsel to the Claimants expressed surprise on why he was the Counsel of the Claimants and the Counsel to Hon. Zulfa was served hearing Notices and the Counsel to Defendants were not served.
He also expressed hope that the matter would be handled now that the 3rd Judge has been assigned while reviewing the journey the file has passed through in the past few months.