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Abuja Court Suspends APC Convention Indefinitely

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has suspended the APC from holding it’s national convention as slated for the 26 of March due to internal squabbles the party is still facing.

Justice Bello Kawu made this order pending the determination of the suit marked FHC/HC/CV/2958/202.

According to a source, the party has made the necessary arrangement to ensure the court vacate the order by Thursday.

Mr. Salisu Umoru had dragged the APC, the Chairman Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and Governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni, and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC before the court to challenge the planned convention.

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In the motion, No FCT/HC/M/9655/21, the plaintiff prayed the court for an order of interlocutory injunction restraining the 1st and 2nd defendants, allies, agencies, representatives, associates or whoever is acting for them from organising, holding or conducting national convention of the APC in January and February or at any other date either before or after, pending the hearing and determination of the suit.

The claimant informed the court that the mere inauguration of sub-committees for the March 26 National Convention when the order of the honourable court is in force is a demonstration of disdain for the rule of law in the country.

While March 30, 2022 was fixed for the continuation of hearing of the substantive suit, no date has been fixed for the commencement of contempt proceedings against the APC.

The claimant also commended INEC for standing by the provisions of the law and the order of the court, which is still in force.

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