- President Muhammadu Buhari's campaign director, Johnson Podar, has dragged the plateau chapter of the APC to court
- Podar is asking the court to nullify the state congress that brought the current state executive council into office
- He claimed he paid the N100,000 fee for the nomination form to contest for the state chairmanship seat of the party but he wasn't allowed to contest
Johnson Podar, the National Director (Mobilisation), of the Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) has dragged the Plateau state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) before the state high court in Bukuru.
Podar, in a suit filed against the party, is asking the court to nullify the state congress that brought the current state executive council into office.
He claimed that congress was not conducted according to APC’s stipulated guidelines.
Vanguard reports that Podar claimed that he paid the N100,000 fee for the nomination form to contest for the state chairmanship of the party but he was prevented from contesting.
In his affidavit, Podar said: “When we convened at the congress venue on May 19, 2018, the chairman of the state congress said that two persons were contesting for the post of state chairman, but that the person contesting against the incumbent chairman, Mr Dabang Letep, had been disqualified because his name is not in the APC register.
“Summarily, he proceeded to call Letep to stand before the congress as the sole contestant. I repeatedly raised my hand to observe a point of order but was not given audience to be heard on the matter.’’
In another news, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja dismissed an application brought before it by the runner up of the All Progressives Congress (APC) 2016 governorship primary, Segun Abraham.
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In a ruling on Friday, November 9, the court held that matters can't be heard on originating summon because parties will need to call witnesses and file pleadings.
The court further submitted that the matter brought before it by Abraham is a contentious matter that needs witnesses.
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