- Governor Buni of Yobe state has been ordered to stop parading himself as the APC caretaker chairman until the determination of a suit brought against him
- A high court in Asaba, Delta state, gave the order following the ex-parte motion filed by some aggrieved APC chieftains
- The court also stopped the ruling APC from going ahead with its LGA congress which had been scheduled for October 4, 2021
Asaba, Delta state - Emerging reports indicate that a high court sitting in Asaba, the Delta state capital, has stopped the scheduled local government congresses of the All Progressives Congress (APC) slated for October 4, 2021.
Daily Trust reported that the court also restrained Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state from parading as the caretaker chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) until the determination of a substantive suit.
According to The Guardian, the deputy chairman of the APC, Olorogun Elvis Ayomanor, who led other officials of the Delta APC, had approached the court following the July 10, 2021 ward congress, which was allegedly hijacked.
In the ex-parte motion filed by the applicants, lead counsel, Ebipade Richard, prayed the court to grant the seven-point reliefs sought.
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Richard added that continuing with the LGA congress in Delta state would cause more damage to his clients.
APC crisis worsens as aggrieved members insist on going to court
Similarly, some supporters of the APC who are dissatisfied with the outcome of the party's recently conducted ward congress have vowed to continue with their cases in court.
A chieftain of the party in Bauchi state, Mallam Sani Shehu, urged the ruling party to avoid repeating past mistakes.
Legit.ng gathers that Shehu said he and his colleagues were prepared to go up to the Supreme Court to get justice.
Former Nasarawa governor endorsed as next APC national chairman
Meanwhile, a group within the APC, the North-East APC Progressive Social Media Forum, has endorsed a former governor of Nasarawa state, Sen Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, as the next national chairman of the party.
This was disclosed by the zonal chairman of the forum, Comrade Mu’azu Hina.
According to him, Al-Makura has the credentials to lead the party to victory in the 2023 general elections.
PDP national chairman Uche Secondus suspended
In a related development, the Ward 5 chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ikuru town, Andoni local government area of Rivers state has suspended the national chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus.
The PDP chairman in the ward, George Christopher, announced this at the party’s extraordinary meeting at the party’s secretariat at Ikuru town.
Legit.ng gathers that Christopher said 11 executive members out of the 17 endorsed Secondus suspension from the lead opposition party. He accused the PDP national chairman of not attracting development to the area despite his high political profile.