- The battle for the All Progressives Congress governorship ticket ahead of the November 16 election in Kogi state seems to grow intense
- The Federal High Court in Abuja has reserved ruling on a suit seeking to stop the APC from choosing its governorship candidate in the state through indirect primary election
- The APC was dragged to court by members of Haddy Ametuo-led faction of the party
The Federal High Court in Abuja has reserved ruling on a suit seeking to stop the All Progressives Congress (APC) from choosing its governorship candidate in Kogi state through indirect primary election.
Members of Haddy Ametuo-led faction of the party in the state dragged the party to court and prayed the latter to stop the party from embarking on the same mistake that made it lose all the elective positions in Zamfara state, Vanguard reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the plaintiffs applied for: “An order of interim injunction restraining the defendants, by itself, its organs, agents or any person howsoever described, from adopting the indirect mode of primary for the nomination of governorship candidate in the forthcoming 2019 governorship election in Kogi state, pending determination of the motion on notice."
The plaintiffs alleged that the party was bent on allowing only delegates that are loyal to Governor Yahaya Bello to participate in the planned indirect primary election.
They said the insistence was due to the fact that the party wants Governor Bello to secure a return ticket to contest the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
Justice Taiwo Taiwo adjourned to study affidavit evidence that was attached to a suit lodged against the party and its national working committee.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Kogi chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) suspended the deputy governor of the state, Simon Achuba, from the party.
The state party chairman, Abdullahi Bello, announced this on Thursday, August 8, at a press conference in Lokoja, the state capital.
The deputy governor was suspended for alleged anti-party activities before, during and after the 2019 general elections.
The party also based the suspension on some actions the deputy governor allegedly took which it said constituted an embarrassment to the APC family in the state.
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