- Following the APC's recently conducted ward congress, some aggrieved members of the ruling party have insisted on continuing with their court cases
- An influential member of the party in Bauchi, Mallam Sani Shehu, said he and his loyalists will continue with their court case even at the risk of expulsion from the party
- Meanwhile, another APC group has also announced plans to stage a protest to call for the conduct of the party's convention
Bauchi state - Some supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who are dissatisfied with the outcome of the party's recently conducted ward congress have vowed to continue with their cases in court.
Legit.ng gathers that Shehu who along with other stakeholders instituted a court action challenging the conduct of ward congresses said he and his colleagues were prepared to go up to the Supreme Court to get justice.
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“We are in court for a simple reason, we want justice. We are foundation members of the APC; some of us were chairmen and secretaries in our various parties before the merger. We sacrificed our positions to build the party."
We are not scared of expulsion
Shehu said he and his loyalists are not scared of expulsion for taking the party to court, reiterating that they are committed to getting justice in court.
In a similar development, another APC group named Concerned APC Members has announced its plan to hold peaceful demonstrations across state chapters.
The group's spokesperson, Abdullahi Dauda, said:
“We are sensitizing our members asking them to prepare for peaceful protests across the country. Our protest is to draw the attention of our leaders to the need to hold our convention and elect leaders. That is all we are asking for.”
APC crisis: Lists of legal suits dangling over ruling party, Governor Buni
In an earlier report, Legit.ng listed the court cases instituted against the party and its national caretaker chairman, Governor Mai Bala Buni.
No fewer than five litigations are dangling over the caretaker committee of the APC led by the Yobe state governor, inaugurated in June 2020.
Legit.ng gathered that amid arguments for and against the status of the APC caretaker committee, dissatisfied parties have filed at least five suits in court with some challenging the recently scheduled congresses of the party.
Governor Buni gives crucial updates on the zoning of the APC presidency
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Governor Buni refuted the reports claiming the party has zoned the presidency to the southern part of the country ahead of the 2023 elections.
The Yobe state governor said on Wednesday, August 18, that there was no iota of truth in the speculation making the rounds in a section of the media.
The reports had alleged that the Buni-led caretaker committee had zoned the president to the south, vice president to the north, Senate president (south) and deputy Senate president (north).