Court of Appeal sitting in Benin, Edo State capital, on Friday dismissed an exparte motion filed by Ovie Omo- Agege, the All Progressives Congress (APC), senator representing Delta Central senatorial district praying to be joined as party to the suit challenging the sacking of Jones Erue-led faction of the party in the state.
Justice Philomena Mbua Ekpe in her ruling also dismissed the application filed by Francis Ejiroghene Waive, lawmaker-elect for Ughelli North/South/Udu federal constituency, to be joined as a party to the suit.
Ekpe, who dismissed the applications of the duo for lack of merit said the appellants cannot claim to be unaware of the case and thus could not seek to be joined or challenged the judgement at this moment.
She however, awarded N300,000 fine against each of the plaintiffs.
It was gathered that only Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC) that are parties to the case can bring an application to appeal the Asaba Federal High Court judgment that sacked the APC state executive.
The Federal High Court 1, Asaba, had on March 18, 2019, judgment delivered by Justice Toyin Adegoke sacked the Jones Erue-led factional State Executive Committee of the party, thereby upheld the Cyril Ogodo-led faction as the authentic party’s State Executive Committee.