APC crisis: Oshiomhole's former exco drag party to court

APC crisis: Oshiomhole's former exco drag party to court

- The internal crisis within the ruling party, APC, has deepened

- A former national vice-chairman of the party (south-south), Hilliard Eta, sued the party over its planned convention and other issues

- Eta wants the court to declare him acting national chairman pending the determination of the matter

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has been sued by Hilliard Eta, a former member of the now-dissolved Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC).

The Punch reports that Eta filed a lawsuit at the Federal High Court in Abuja asking that the current Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the party should be dissolved.

The court should then declare him as the acting chairman of the ruling party, he said.

According to the report, Eta filed the suit on Thursday, November 26.

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Hilliard Eta of Oshiomhole's former NWC sues APC
Hillard Eta was the National Vice Chairman for South-South under Oshiomhole's leadership of the APC. Photo credit: @A_Oshiomhole
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In the lawsuit, he challenged the dissolution of the Oshiomhole-led NWC in which he was the National Vice Chairman, South-South.

Now, Eta wants a court order restraining the caretaker committee led by Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni, from planning the party’s convention.

Joined in the lawsuit are members of Buni's caretaker committee and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

INEC, he said, was included in the lawsuit because it was no longer dealing with the legitimate members of the APC's leadership.

Eta also argued in his suit that Buni could not legally hold the position of governor and caretaker chairman of the ruling party at the same time.

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He also claimed that by virtue of this violation of the APC constitution, the Oshiomhole-led NWC still remained the rightful leaders of the APC.

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Legit.ng reported in June, Oshiomhole, the immediate past national chairman of the APC, said he accepted the sacking of his team in good faith.

Oshiomhole said he was all right with the decision of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led National Executive Council that dissolved his NWC.

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