The absence of Justice Nnamdi Dimgba has stalled hearing in a suit challenging the candidature of Rotimi Akeredolu as the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in Saturday's governorship election in Ondo State.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a stalwart of the APC in Ondo, Olusegun Abraham, filed the suit at the Federal High Court, Abuja, saying the process that produced Akeredolu was illegal.
Abraham alleged that the process that produced the defendant as APC governorship candidate was not in conformity with the law.
He also joined the APC National Chairman, Mr. John Oyegun and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as defendants.
The suit is seeking an interim order to restrain the APC from parading Akeredolu as its governorship candidate and stop Akeredolu from parading himself as such pending the determination of the motion.
At the resumed sitting on Wednesday, officials of the court informed parties to the suit that the judge was ill and unable to attend the day's sitting.
Consequently, lawyers representing both parties picked December 6 as the next adjourned date for hearing of the case.
Justice Dimgba had at the last sitting on November 10 adjourned hearing of other motions in the suit till November 23.