The affected parties later took INEC to the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, which in August 2020 nulified the deregistration of the political parties.
Consequently, the Change Advocacy Party (CAP), Alliance of Social Democrats (ASD), Advance Congress of Democrats (ACD) and others in Delta, filed the suit at the Federal High Court Asaba.
They are seeking a court order compelling the respondents to relist them in the ballot papers for the March 6 council polls in the state, in accordance with the appeal court judgement.
At the hearing of the suit on Thursday, counsel to the plaintiffs, Mr Kelechi Nnadi, appealed for more time to enable his clients to study and respond to the counter-affidavit served on them by the defendants.
In his ruling, Justice T.B. Adegoke granted the application of the plaintiffs’ counsel and adjourned hearing on the matter till Feb. 15.
In an interview shortly after the court session, the state Chairman of CAP, Mr. Lucky Dikadi, told journalists that the parties were satisfied with the adjournment.