- Minister of communication, Adebayo Shittu and some aggrieved members of APC in Oyo state have asked court to sack chief Akin Oke led executives in the state
- They also urged the APC national chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, not to allow them to participate in the national convention holding on Saturday, June 23
- Shittu, however, said that any attempt to recognise Oke-led executive in the forthcoming national convention would be an affront on the judiciary
The minister of communications, Adebayo Shittu and thirty five other aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state have asked the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to declare null and void the congress that led to the emergence of Chief Akin Oke as the state party chairman.
Legit.ng reports that Shittu in a statement signed by the director, media and strategy of his campaign organisation, Saheed Oladele, said that a letter had been written to the party's national chairman, John Oyegun, urging him not to allow the state executives led by Oke to participate in the national convention holding on Saturday, June 23.
The statement read: "The Hon. minister of communications, Dr. Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu and thirty five (35) other aggrieved members of All Progressives Congress in Oyo state have, through their lawyer, A.U. Mustapha (SAN) & co., instituted an action today, the 21st of June, 2018 at the Federal High Court, Abuja seeking, inter alia, a declaration that the court should declare null and void the state congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) which led to the emergence of the Chief Akin Oke led state executive of the APC as same is void having no foundation of a valid ward and local government area congresses and also an order of the court restraining the Chief Akin Oke led state executive of the APC from parading themselves as the validly elected Oyo state executive members of the APC and from participating in the forthcoming national convention of the party."
"The law firm of A.U. Mustapha (SAN) & co., on the 21st June, 2018 wrote a letter to Chief John Odigie Oyegun, the national chairman of the APC, notifying him of the pendency of the suit and that any attempt to recognize the said purported APC Oyo state executives led by Chief Akin Oke in the forthcoming national convention of the party on Saturday, the 23rd June, 2018, would be an affront on the judiciary as same is now subjudice."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari sent an emissary to Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state in moves to secure southwest votes during the 2019 general elections.
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