A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Barrister Kalu Agu Kalu, on Friday requested a excessive court docket in Abuja for an order of perpetual injunction restraining the APC from going forward with its deliberate Ward congress scheduled for Saturday, July 31 in addition to subsequent native authorities, state, zonal congresses and the social gathering’s nationwide conference.
Kalu, within the swimsuit marked CV/1812/2021, dated July 29 and filed July 30, 2021, can be asking the court docket to declare as null and void any of the APC’s congresses and conference held beneath the present appearing chairman of the APC’s caretaker committee, Mai Mala Buni.
The swimsuit filed by his lawyer, Ukpai Ukairo, has the APC and Mai Mala Buni as first and second defendants respectively.
The plaintiff claimed that the second defendant was by no means elected at any congress to run the affairs of the APC and that the social gathering’s structure doesn’t permit any one that holds an government place to occupy any place in any of its organs.
In a -38 paragraph affidavit deposed to in help of the swimsuit, the plaintiff said that Buni “Is being sued solely in his capability because the henchman of the usurpers of the capabilities of the organs and elected officers of the primary defendant and as representing the opposite usurpers of the capabilities of the organs and elected officers of the primary defendant.”
Kalu, who disclosed that he intends to contest for the place of Nationwide Authorized Adviser of the APC through the social gathering’s subsequent conference mentioned his curiosity would “be affected by a coñduct of a congress superintended by Buni who’s a sitting Governor of Yobe State and likewise discharging the capabilities of the elected Nationwide Chairman and the Nationwide Working Committee of the primary defendant.”
Whereas claiming that APC doesn’t have an elected ward congress and that Buni will not be additionally elected, the deponent added that” some individuals not identified to the ware are decided to return collectively and appoint themselves as ward government committee thereby excluding him from the method of contesting for the mentioned place.”
He desires the court docket to find out whether or not the APC can conduct a ward congress when there is no such thing as a elected ward government committee of the APC.
He additionally desires the court docket to find out whether or not the APC can lawfully conduct a ward congress, native authorities congress, state congress, zonal congress, a nationwide conference for the election of officers into the assorted ranges of the construction of the APC established by the structure of the APC for its administration when it has usurpers of the capabilities of the organs and elected officers of the APC who aren’t elected in accordance with the 1999 Structure, the Electoral Act and the APC’s Structure.
He argued that if the solutions to the questions are within the destructive whether or not the defendants could be restrained by the court docket from continuing with the method of electing any officer of the APC or whether or not the court docket can put aside any resolution, motion, steps or notification taken by the APC for the actualization of the ward, Native Authorities, State and Zonal Congresses and Nationwide Conference for the election of officers of the APC.
No date nevertheless has been mounted for the listening to of the swimsuit.