The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, has approved the request of a former managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Chief Ndutimi Alaibe, for the transfer of his case to Abuja.
He is challenging the outcome of last month’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary that produced Senator Douye Diri as the party’s flag bearer.
Alaibe, one of the party’s governorship aspirants in the September 3, 2019 primary is challenging the declaration of Senator Douye Diri as the winner in an election that, he said, was marred by irregularities.
The presiding judge of the Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, Justice Jane Inyang, while announcing her decision to accede to the directive of the CJN, said the decision was based on the request of Alaibe dated September 27, 2019 and received by her court on October 10, 2019.
According to her, Chief Ndutimi Alaibe’s letter did not question the credibility of the Federal High Court but expressed security concern in the state.