Justice Nnamdi Dimgba allowed for the suits filed by Melaye and the All Progressives Congress to be consolidated, to avoid having conflicting judgments since the subject matter of both suits are similar.
The application to consolidate the APC suit to the one filed by Melaye was brought by counsel to party, Mr. O.D. Atoyebi.
Dimgba said he was mindful to grant the application, which was formerly before Justice John Tsoho, in order to avoid conflicting judgments.
He, therefore, directed the APC lawyer to serve all processes on all the parties.
Dimgba had earlier granted the application of some interested parties seeking to join the suit as defendants and plaintiff respectively.
Mr. Olowo Cornelius, John Ajorin and Malam Yusuf Adamu (the petitioners) had sought to be joined as co-defendants, while Michael Olowolayemo applied to be joined as co-plaintiff.
Ruling on the applications argued by Mr. Anthony Adeniyi for parties seeking to be joined as defendants, the court held that joining the parties was for “effectual and complete” adjudication of the matter.
Justice Dimgba said that it was in the interest of justice that the parties be joined since the issue at stake affected their interests.
He adjourned the matter until August 11 to hear the substantive matter.
It would be recalled that INEC commenced Melaye’s recall process following the receipt of a petition from members of his constituency demanding his recall.
Melaye, however, approached the court seeking an order stopping INEC from going ahead with the recall process, pending the determination of a suit he had filed challenging his recall.
Melaye, in the suit, alleged irregularities and fraud in the petition.
The APC filed a similar suit, seeking to stop INEC from recalling Melaye, which was adjourned until September 29.(NAN) PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> How I TOTALLY Got Rid Of my POT BELLY,excess Fat and Overweight In just 2weeks.. Click HERE for Details.