- In a new move, the Buni-led committee of the ruling APC has hired the services of senior lawyers in the country to defend the suit challenging its sack
- This is as the intra-party crisis deepens and the key executives are at loggerheads with the leadership structure of the party
- Meanwhile, the case has been adjourned to February 9, 2022, so as to enable the counsels for the defendants to regularise their processes
A move by aggrieved members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to dissolve the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee has suffered a major setback again.
This is so as members of Governor Buni-led committee on Friday, December 17, engaged the services of three Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) and a law lecturer to defend the suit challenging its legality.
The lawyers are; Chief Adeniyi Akintola (SAN); Shuaibu Aruwa (SAN); Wahab Mohammed (SAN) and Dr. Daniel Bwala, who entered their appearances on Friday for the committee, in the suit filed by an aggrieved member of the party, Okosisi Emeka Ngwu, through his lawyer, Oba Maduabuchi (SAN), The Sun reports.
While Aruwa replaced Daniel Akinwale as counsel for the APC, Wahab Mohammed announced an appearance for Governor Isiaka Oyetola of Osun state; Chief Akintola appeared for Senator John James Akpanudoedehe; Dr. Bwala is defending other members of the committee.
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Meanwhile, proceedings in the case were further adjourned to Wednesday, February 9, 2022, to enable respective counsel for the defendants to regularise their processes.
When the matter was called, counsel to the complaint, Chief Maduabuchi informed the court that it was slated for hearing.
He however drew the attention of the court to some preliminary applications filed by most of the defence counsel to regularise their processes.
2023: APC sends strong message to PDP about returning to power
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has nothing to offer Nigerians going by its antecedents.
Legit.ng gathered that the national secretary, National/ Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), John Akpanudoudehe, made this known on Thursday, December 16.
In a statement shared on the party's Facebook page, Akpanudoudehe served a strong notice to the opposition saying it cannot return to power in a free and fair election.
APC leaders in Osun endorse Oyetola for another term
In another report, APC leaders in Ede/Egbedore/Ejigbo Federal Constituency in Osun on Tuesday, November 30 banned other aspirants from contesting against Governor Gboyega Oyetola in 2022.
The leaders numbering about 100 from the four (4) local government areas, who converged at Ido-Osun in their numbers for the federal constituency meeting also reaffirmed their support for the re-election of Governor Oyetola.
They all agreed that the governor has done well in terms of infrastructural development in the area, adding that, whoever contests the primary against the governor from the constituency is not known to them and he or she would not have their support in any form whatsoever.