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Galadima, others ask court to void Oshiomhole, APC’s exco members’ election

The Reformed All Progressive Congress yesterday dragged the national chairman of All Progressive Congress, Adams Oshiomhole and 53 others before the Federal High Court in Abuja praying it to void Oshiomhole and 12 other executive members’ election.

Plaintiffs in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1734/18 are Buba Galadima, Kazeem Afegbua, Barr. Nicholas Asuzu and Alhaji Hadi Ametuo.

Defendants in the suit are the members of the National executives led by Adams Oshiomole, members of NWC, the chairmen of each of 36 states executive council, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and All Progressives Congress (APC).

The defendants had filed the suit through their counsel, Tolu Babalaye.

The plaintiffs had claimed that they sued for themselves and on behalf of all the other national officers, states chairmen and stated executives of All Progressive Congress.

The plaintiffs are praying the court for a declaration that having regard to the constitution of APC, particularly Article 20 thereof, the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Electoral Act, the election conducted by the party at Eagle on June 23,2018 is invalid, null and void.

They also want the court to declare that being no valid election at the National convention of APC, thereby leaving a vacuum, the reform-minded faction of APC known as the Reformed All Progressive Congress validly constituted the plaintiffs and the other National officers and state executives of APC to fill the vacuum and act in the interim capacities as officers of the APC.

They therefore pray the court for an order of perpetual induction restraining 1st to 52nd defendants from parading themselves or claiming to be officers of APC or performing any discussion as officers of the party in any capacity whatsoever as their elections and swearing in as officers of APC as invalid, null and void.

In addition, the Galadima led group wants the court to grant an order of perpetual injunction restraining APC from holding the Oshiomole led executive council and all the state executive council as either national officers, members of the NWC, zonal executives and state executives of the APC.

They also want an order of perpetual injunction restraining APC from harassing, intimidating, suspending or expelling any of or all the plaintiffs from the apc, or taking any steps whatsoever to terminate the membership, rights and entitlements in the APC.

The plaintiffs also pray for an order of perpetual injunction restraining INEC from recognizing or accepting the defendants as either national officers, members of NWC, zonal executives or state executives of the APC.

In addition, they claimed that APC has become factionalized and this is no longer a secret as the crisis tearing the party to pieces at the National and sub-national levels are in public domain.

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