The Reformed All Progressives Congress, R-APC, has asked a Federal High Court in Abuja, to nullify the election of the All Progressives Congress, APC, national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole and the entire national executive committee, NEC, saying they were not lawfully elected to lead the party.
This came a day after the R-APC made a similar demand on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on the grounds that the election of the APC executives did not conform to the law and the constitution of the party.
The suit with file number FHC/ABJ/CS/734/18, was filed on behalf of the faction on Thursday by its National Chairman, Buba Galadima, Publicity Secretary, Kazeem Afegbua, youth leader; Nicholas Asuzu and chairman of Kogi state chapter, Hadi Ametuo, by the R-APC counsel, Mr. Tolu Babalaye,
Sued as defendants alongside the NEC, are members of the National Working Committee, NWC, Chairmen of the 36 States Executive Council (SEC), INEC, and the APC.
The prayers read thus:
“A DECLARATION that there being no valid election at the National Convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the 23rd day of June 2018 at the Eagle Square, Abuja, thereby leaving a vacuum, the reform-minded FACTION of APC known as the REFORMED ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS (R-APC) validly constituted the Plaintiffs and the other National Officers and State Executives of APC to fill the vacuum and act in interim capacities as officers of the APC.”
“AN ORDER of perpetual injunction restraining the 1st – 52nd Defendants from parading themselves or claiming to be officers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) or performing any function as officers of the Party in any capacity whatsoever as their elections and swearing in as officers of APC are invalid, null and void.”
“AN ORDER of perpetual injunction restraining the 53rd Defendant from holding out the 1st – 52nd Defendants as either National Officers, members of the National Working Committee , Zonal Executives or State Executives of the All progressives Congress (APC).”
“AN ORDER of perpetual injunction restraining the 53rd Defendant from harassing, intimidating, suspending or expelling any of or all the Plaintiffs from the All Progressives Congress; or taking any steps whatsoever to harass, intimidate, suspend or expel or abridge or terminate the Plaintiffs’ membership, rights and entitlements in the All Progressives Congress.”
“AN ORDER directing the 54th Defendant to recognize the Plaintiffs who are members of the reform-minded FACTION of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the current interim National Officers, members of the National Working Committee, Zonal Executives or State Executives of the All progressives Congress (APC) and accord them all rights and privileges appertaining to the respective offices pending the holding of valid elections by the Party.”