The Supreme Court in Nigeria has stopped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from going ahead with its planned flag-off campaign for the November 16 governorship election in Anambra State.
Vice President, Namadi Samabo was to lead the Tony Nwoye flag-off campaign in Awka on Saturday.
The appeal was filed by Nicholas Ukachukwu challenging the decision of the Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt which affirmed Nwoye as the candidate of the PDP for the November polls.
After extracting an undertaking from counsel to the PDP, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Nwoye, the court presided over by Justice Ibrahim Muhammed Tanko, directed the counsel to advise their clients appropriately until Monday November 4 when the court would hear the appeal.
The Supreme Court also stopped Mr. Andy Ubah from joining in the appeal seeking to decide who the authentic flag bearer of the PDP in Anambra State is, between Tony Nwoye and Nicholas Ukachukwu.
Andy Ubah had through his counsel, Lateef Fagbemi, brought an application seeking to be joined as an interested party in appeal between Tony Nwoye and Nicholas Ukachukwu which will be coming up before the court on Monday.