APC chieftain asks court to nullify congresses, disband Buni c’ttee | Dailytrust

APC chieftain asks court to nullify congresses, disband Buni c’ttee

An aggrieved member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked an FCT High Court to nullify the actions of the caretaker committee of the party led by Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State.

In the latest suit filed by Okosisi Emeka Ngwu, marked FCT/HC/CV/1824/2021 and dated August 2, 2021, it listed the APC and all members of the party’s Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee as defendants.

They are Mai Mala Buni; Isiaka Oyebola; Ken Nnamani; Stella Okorete; Governor Sani Bello; Dr James Lalu; Senator Abubakar Yusuf; Hon. Akenyemi Olaide; David Leon; Abba Ali; Prof. Tahir Mamman; Ismail Ahmed and Senator Akpan Udoedehe.

The claimant, in his originating summons filed by his counsel, Chief Oba Maduabuchi (SAN), is further asking the court to dissolve the committee known as and called caretaker/extraordinary convention planning committee as there is no organ of the party or any such organisation in the party’s constitution.

He further sought a declaration that pursuant to Section 87(4)(b)(1) of the Electoral Act (as amended), only the National Executive Committee (NEC) of a political party can validly appoint a date for the holding of primaries for the nomination of the gubernatorial or other candidates of the political party.

No date has been fixed for hearing of the suit.

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