- A Federal High Court in Abeokuta has halted move to expel APC executive committees at Ifo ward, 1,2,3 and 11, constituency 1
- The court restrained the leaders of the party in Ogun state from suspending or expelling the exco
- The court recognised the plaintiffs as the authentic officers of the ward executive committees in wards 1,2,3 and 11
The leaders of the Ogun state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have been restrained from suspending or expelling ward executive committees of the party at Ifo wards, 1,2,3 and 11, constituency 1.
Punch reports that the APC leaders in the state were restrained by a Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, the state capital.
NAIJ.com gathers that the plaintiffs in the case included 10 leaders of the affected wards in Ifo local government. They instituted the legal action against the party leaders in the state over the alleged plan to expel them.
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The state chairman of the party, Chief Derin Adebiyi, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the state commissioner of police, Ahmed Iliyasu, were dragged before the court by the plaintiff.
According to the plaintiffs, subsisting judgment had conferred legitimacy on ward executive committees in the mentioned wards. They prayed the court to compel the defendants to obey the judgment.
The court granted the request and ordered the defendants or their proxies to recognise the plaintiffs as the authentic officers of the ward executive committees in wards 1,2,3 and 11 in Ifo 1 state constituency.
The summons partly read: ”An order restraining the defendants by themselves, agents, servants, proxies and surrogates from suspending or expelling the plaintiffs from the first defendant’s political party and recognising them as the authentic officers of the ward executive committees in wards 1,2,3 and 11 in Ifo 1 state constituency."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the election of the national organising secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Emma Ibediro, was nullified by the Federal High Court in Abuja.
The court in a decision on Monday, September 24, also ordered the party to conduct a fresh poll for the office within 30 days.
The ruling followed a suit filed by the plaintiff, a candidate for the party’s organising secretary in the party’s last national convention, Osita Izunaso.
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