- Abuja court has temporarily dashed the ruling party's hope of receiving new members
- In a judgement, Justice Taiwo Taiwo ordered APC to stop its ongoing membership registration exercise
- This is subject to the case filed before the judge questioning the composition of the party's Mai Mala Buni-led caretaker committee
The ruling party, All Progressives Congres (APC), has been asked to stop its ongoing membership registration process.
The order was given by a Federal High Court in Abuja in a judgement delivered by Justice Taiwo Taiwo on Monday, November 16.
Justice Taiwo, who gave the order following a suit filed before the court by Kalu Agu, said the APC must maintain the status quo pending the time the case before him will be decided.
Kalu Agu, a former APC youth leader in Abia state, had instituted a lawsuit against the composition of the national caretaker committee of the party.
He also questioned the NEC's dissolution of the APC national working committee led by the now-former chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
The working committee was on Thursday, June 25, dissolved amid crisis threatening to implode the ruling party.
The drastic decision of the party came on the heels of recommendations made by President Muhammadu Buhari during a crucial meeting.
The aggrieved member also questioned the constitutionality of a serving governor — in the person of Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state — to head the national caretaker and planning committee set up by the party.
Delivering the judgement, Justice Taiwo suspended the registration process seeking to accommodate more members ahead of 2023 and adjourned the case till December 4.
Meanwhile, Kabiru Marafa, an APC chieftain in Zamfara, has declared that the crisis bedevilling the state chapter is not yet resolved contrary to the position maintained by the national caretaker committee.
The former senator, who represented Zamfara Central in the 8th Senate, warned against complacency and told Governor Buni to stop lying, adding that the APC caretaker committee may destroy the party with inaccuracies.
Marafa, who is also the factional leader of the APC in Zamfara, stated that two factions are operating with parallel secretariats in Gusau, the state capital.
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