A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered substituted service of a suit seeking the disqualification of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming election in Edo State, Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu, and his running mate, Audu Ganiyu.
Justice Taiwo Taiwo gave the order on Tuesday after granting the plaintiffs’ application for substituted service on the defendants in the case – Ize-Iyamu and Ganiyu.
Giving his ruling, the judge ordered that the defendants be served with the suit by pasting the court documents and the hearing notice for next sitting at their residences in Benin, the Edo State capital.
He, thereafter, fixed August 24 for the hearing of the suit.
The plaintiffs in the suit, who are also APC members, Momoh Abdul-Razak and Zibiri Muhizu, had asked the court to disqualify their party’s candidates in the poll scheduled to hold on September 19, 2020.
They filed the suit on the ground that Ganiyu gave false information to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to aid his qualification for the governorship election.