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Former AGF Aondoakaa dragged to court for breaching Supreme court judgment

The Centre for Social Justice Equity and Transparency has sued a former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Michael Aondoakaa, at a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, for breaching a Supreme Court ruling.

The 2nd and 3rd defendants in the suit are the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

By the suit, Counsel to the plaintiff, Mr. Felix Jimba is asking for the prosecution of the former AGF for flouting the apex court judgment which had on the 10th of December, last year, barred him from contesting election into public office for 10 years.

The Plaintiff among other things wants a declaration that the conduct of the 1st Defendant in indicating interest, purchasing the expression of interest and nomination forms of the 2nd Defendant and all other steps and action taken by the 1st Defendant in his quest to vie for the office of Governor of Benue State under the Platform of the 2nd Defendant is in contravention of the decision of the Supreme Court.

They are also seeking an order perpetually restraining the 2nd and 3rd Defendants from allowing the 1st Defendant to participate in any congress, meeting, convention or election designed as a process to produce an occupant of any public office in Nigeria.

Reporting by Ifeoma Nwovu, editing by Daniel Adejo