By Asare Asare
The Labour Party has applied to the Federal High Court in Abuja for stay of execution in the judgement which disqualified their candidate for Cross River Southern Senatorial district, Daniel Asuquo.
The party in a statement signed by its State chairman, Ogar Osim and released Wednesday evening, said they were ready to proceed to the Appeal Court to appeal the High Court judgement.
Daniel Asuquo, popularly known as Dansuki, presently represents Akamkpa/Biase Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.
The court, presided over by Justice A.R. Muhammed nullified the primaries conducted in Calabar by the Labour Party for the Cross River State Southern Senatorial District and ordered the immediate delisting of Asuquo as a candidate by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Former commissioner for finance in CRS, Asuquo Ekpenyong Jnr., who is the APC candidate for the same senatorial seat, had dragged the LP candidate to court over allegations that the LP did not follow due process in conducting the senatorial primary.
Reacting, Osim disagreed with the High Court judgement, arguing that they complied with all the requirements and processes. “Asuquo duly resigned from his former party. His resignation letter was duly published and widely circulated”, he said.
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