APC’s Planned Convention Threatened As Some Members Go To Court To Stop Exercise

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Some stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have gone to a Federal High Court in Abuja to seek an order to restrain the Buni-led Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee from going ahead with the Convention, which is slated for February, 2022.

In suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/3/2022 dated January 4, 2022, the aggrieved members, through their lawyer, Olusola Ojo, prayed the court for an order to stop the convention on the grounds that State Congresses were yet to be completed in all 36 states of the Federation.

The plaintiffs are praying the Court for, “An order restraining the first and second defendants from organising and conducting the National Convention unless State Congresses were first concluded in all 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.

“An order of the honourable Court directing the first and second defendants to conduct State Congresses in Anambra and Zamfara States before National Convention can be scheduled and conducted.

“An order of the honourable Court restraining the third defendant from giving approval to any action of the first and second defendants to organise and conduct National Convention unless state congresses were conducted and concluded in all 36 states of the federation and Federal Capital Territory”.

The APC, Chairman of its Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Buni, and the Independent National Electoral Commission are all joined as defendants in the suit.

No date has been fixed for hearing of the matter.

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