By Our Correspondent
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Monday transferred the pre-election matter instituted by Chief Segun Oni against Dr Kayode Fayemi to the Federal High Court Ado Ekiti.
The Trial Judge Hon. Justice Quadri transferred the matter when he raised the issue of Territorial Jurisdiction of the Federal High Court to entertain the matter in which all the principal actors are in Ekiti State.
The Judge was of the opinion that the matter ought to have been filed in Ado Ekiti Federal High Court or Ekiti State High that equally has jurisdiction to hear the pre-election dispute.
He noted that the Federal High Court in FCT had been inundated with myriad of cases bothering on primaries related disputes from across the 36 states of the Federation when there is Federal High Court in all the States.
After listening to the Counsel for all the parties, the Judge transferred the case to Federal High Court Ado Ekiti Judicial Division and adjourned it to 26th November, 2018 for mention before the new Judge in Ado Ekiti.