Lawyers of Chief Dr Samuel Ortom and his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, have described the suit instituted by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, against his nomination as the APC governorship candidate as a house built on sandy soil and a mere distraction.
Niyi Akintola, and Sebastian Hon, both Senior Advocates of Nigeria made the description while answering questions from journalists after Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court Makurdi this morning adjourned the case to 26th, March, 2015 for hearing.
The lawyers stated that if it were not for court processes they would have made no case submission today.
Chief Akintola described the PDP as a busy body and an interloper for prying into the internal affairs of another party adding that the matter was intended to distract the attention of his client, Chief Dr Ortom.
Barrister Andrew Wombo appeared for the PDP while Ochai Esq represented the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
The ruling party had filed a suit challenging the former Minister of State, Industry, Trade, and Investment’s membership of the APC and his nomination as the governorship candidate of the party in Benue State.