Party Convention: Aggrieved APC members drag Buni to court

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Some aggrieved members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) have taken the Governor  Buni led Caretaker- and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee before a Federal High Court in Abuja, over plans to hold a national convention in February.

In the suit dated January 4, 2022 the applicants are seeking an order of the Court to restrain the Buni-led CECPC from going ahead with the convention.

They prayed the court for an order to stop the convention on the grounds that state congresses are yet to be completed in all the 36 states of the federation.

Joined as defendants in the suit are the APC, the Chairman, All Progressives Congress’ Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The plaintiffs raised five questions for the Court to determine and also sought eight declarative reliefs.

Some of the reliefs included an order of this Court restraining the 1st and 2nd defendants from organizing and conducting the national convention of the 1st defendant unless state congresses of the 1st defendant were first concluded in all the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.

They also prayed for an order of the Court directing the 1st and 2nd defendants to first conduct state congresses of the 1st defendant in Anambra state and Zamfara state before the national convention of the 1st defendant can be scheduled and conducted.

Others were, “An order of this Honourable Court restraining the 3rd defendant from giving approval effect to any action of the 1st and 2nd defendant to organize and conduct national convention of the 1st defendant unless state congresses of the 1st defendant are first conducted/concluded in ALL the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.”

No date has been fixed for the hearing of the case.




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