- Governor Rochas Okorocha has obtained court injunction stopping Imo APC state congress
- The conduct of the congress in the state has been slated to hold on Saturday, May 19
- It was gathered that the order was served on the APC late Friday, May 18
A Federal High Court in Owerri, Imo state, has ordered the All Progressives Congress (APC) to refrain from conducting today, Saturday, May 19, congress or any other congress in the state, pending the determination of a suit filed by Mbagwu Augustine and four others against the APC and 10 others.
Vanguard reports that the order was served on the APC late Friday, May 18.
Legit.ng gathered that in the motion exparte filed on Thursday, May 17, the plaintiffs sought “an order of interim injunction restraining the 1st to 10th Defendants, their privies, servants, agents or any one acting on their behalf or any organ of the AlI Progressives Congress from holding a local government area congress of the All Progressives Congress or any other congress in Imo State pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice for interlocutory injunction”.
The court, presided over by Justice A. Lewis Allagoa ordered that, “the respondents are hereby ordered to appear in court on the next adjourned date to show cause why the order should not be granted;
“That time is hereby abridged to order that the returned date shall be 22nd May, 2018, provided that the respondents are served 48 hours before then; that all parties in the matter should maintain status quo ante bellum; that the matter stands adjourned to the 22nd day of May, 2018."
Gov. Rochas Okorocha has been having a running battle with some stakeholders of the party in the state regarding the wards and local government congresses. The nationwide state congress of the party is slated for Saturday, May 19.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and nine others have sued the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, over the conduct of ward and local government congresses of the party in Bauchi state.
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