APC Chieftains Head to Court Over Disputed State Congresses

APC Chieftains Head to Court Over Disputed State Congresses

  • The ongoing political rancour in the ruling All Progressives Congress seems to be getting worse by the day
  • In several states across the country, cases are been instituted in various courts against the party leadership
  • Interestingly, party members had been warned in the recent past not to take any legal action against the APC

FCT, Abuja - A report by The Nation newspaper indicates that several chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are heading to court to challenge the party's congresses held in their states.

The move is against the warning by the APC national leadership for members not to drag the party to court.

Mai Mala Buni
The Buni-led APC has a lot of issues to address within the party. Photo credit: Yobe state government
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According to the report, some of the troubled state chapters have approached the courts to seek the cancellation of the congresses and stop the national convention of the party.

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A chieftain of the APC in Enugu is urging a Federal High Court sitting in the FCT, Abuja, to stop Barr. Ugo Agballa from parading himself as the chairman of the party in the state. Agballa had been cleared by the appeal committee.

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The plaintiff, Uduji Kingsley, in a suit with number: FHC/ABT/65/1318/2021, is now praying the court to bar Agballa from parading himself as the state chairman of APC in Enugu state.

In Osun, supporters of interior minister Rauf Aregbesola dragged the leadership of the party to the Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo over the outcome of the congresses in the state.

The Osun Progressive (TOP), as the group is called, had held a parallel congress at the Ogo-Oluwa area in Osogbo while the other faction had its own at the Osogbo City Stadium where the chairman of the party, Prince Famodun, was re-elected for a second term.

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The group dragged Governor Buni and the chairman of Osun state ward congress committee, Gbenga Elegbeleye, to the Federal High Court in Osogbo over the manner the congress was conducted.

Similarly, the APC in Cross River state is contending with internal rancour and bickering in the aftermath of the ward and local government congresses.

A case is in the state High Court instituted by a party member, Comrade Mfam Asu, challenging the “unconstitutionalities” of the party hierarchy, both at the state and national level.

Congress: Fresh Crisis Rocks Zamfara APC As Ex-gov Yari’s Camp Reportedly Splits

Legit.ng had earlier reported that fresh crisis engulfed the Zamfara chapter of the APC as the camp of the former governor, Abdulaziz Yari has allegedly split into two over the recent state congress.

Yari's camp had on February this year collapsed with the faction of Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa, following the intervention of the presidency and the national leadership of the APC, a development that ended the three years crisis in the state chapter of the party.

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There was relative peace in the party until the defection of the state governor, Bello Matawalle in June this year.

APC chieftain denies rumours of Yari joining PDP

Recently, APC chieftain and public affairs commentator, Musa Dangusau debunked rumours that Yari may defect to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Dangusau stated that the stories were sponsored by new entrants in the party uncomfortable with Yari's popularity.

He added that certain underhand dealings and surreptitious manipulations have exposed plans by persons with vested interests to orchestrate campaigns of calumny against the former governor of Zamfara.

Source: Legit

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