The Court of Appeal panel has just dismissed an application brought before it by Biyi Poroye and others (of the Senator Ali Modu-Sherif faction of the Peoples Democratic Party) asking the panel of three justices of the court to disband itself from hearing the appeals that emanated from the Ondo governorship matter.
The panel presided over by Justice Salauwa held in the judgment that the President of the Court of Appeal (PCA), as the head of the court, has the right to set up panel to hear and determine any matter and that litigants have no right to question the administrative decision of the Appeal Coury President.
The three-member panel of Justices of the appellate court, unanimously dismissed the application for lacking in merit.
In the same vein, the court granted the application filed by Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) seeking leave to appeal the judgment of Justice Okon Abang of a Federal High Court in Abuja as an interred party.
The court, in arriving at the decision held that Jegede has shown that he is affected by the decision of the lower court, which disqualified him as the governorship candidate of the PDP in Ondo state.
The court held that Jegede’s appeal is not frivolous and held that, “I have no objection in granting the application as prayed”.
Hearing is still-ongoing in the matter.