By John Ushie
Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, has vowed not participate in the rescheduled Peoples Democratic Party’s ward congresses for Cross River State, billed to hold on Monday, November 24.
Ndoma-Egba, who stated this in a statement personally signed by him in Abuja on Sunday, explained that taking part in the exercise would be subjudice.
According to him, “there are pending litigations before a Federal High Court in Abuja and a Cross River State High Court over the ward congresses organised by the PDP on November 1.”
The Senate Leader added that the Courts had, before the congresses were rescheduled to 24 November, issued hearing notices to the parties to the suit that judgement will be delivered on the 24th November.
He said, “I am a lawyer of thirty six (36) years standing, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Leader of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, which is the country’s highest law making body.
“I therefore will not do anything to undermine the sanctity of our judicial process and the judiciary.
“Our institutions are far more important than my personal ambition, indeed any persons ambition. Our democracy will never be complete without the rule of law. We must therefore give the Judiciary her place and respect.”
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