The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari is left confused as his party, the All Progressive Congress is on the brink of collapse, as national party chairman comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole has been dragged to court by some members of the party and he could spend some time in jail if found guilty of the offence.
Amidst turmoil and vulnerability that pursued the 2019 general races, it has been uncovered that a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting at Bwari, Abuja, has fixed April 3 to start hearing on a disdain charge pending against the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole.On Wednesday, Justice Othman Musa gave the gesture for hearing to start on the hatred continuing that was started against Oshiomhole by Chairman of the APC in Imo State, Mr. Daniel Nwafor.
The offended party is asking the court to submit the APC National Chairman to jail for supposedly declining to comply with a judgment that remembered him as the credible director of the gathering in Imo state. The said judgment pursued a suit that was stopped by one Evans Enwerem, who went to court in 2018 to challenge the lawfulness of the Ward, Local Government and State congresses the APC held in the state.
The offended party had refered to Oshiomhole, the APC and Chief Nwafor as litigants in the suit. Notwithstanding, not long after he was presented with every one of the procedures as requested by the court, the third respondent, Nwafor, recorded a counter case, requesting that the court proclaim that he was legitimately chosen as the state Chairman of the APC in Imo state. The court heard the issue and gave judgment that expelled the instance of the offended party and allowed reliefs the third respondent looked for in his counter-guarantee.
The court additionally limited the national administration of the APC under Oshiomhole from messing with the residency of the third respondent as director of the Imo state section of the gathering. Interim, Nwafor, re-moved toward the court, asserting moves by the APC National Chairman, Oshiomhole, to sack his Exco in Imo state, disregarding the subsisting court judgment.
He asked the court to propel Oshiomhole to indicate cause why he ought not be focused on jail for acting in gross infringement of a court request. The APC was likewise refered to as a respondent in the scorn continuing. Oshiomhole had through his legal advisor, Mr. Damian Dodo, SAN, documented a fundamental protest to test the ward of the court to engage the suit. He battled that the court came up short on the forces to meddle in the residential issues of an ideological group.
Review that Nwafor asserted that Oshiomhole had ignored legitimate court judgment which certified him (Nwafor) the bona fide director of APC in the state. He likewise reported the suspension of Mr Marcelenius Nlemigbo, who is the administrator of the Imo APC, Caretaker Committee, initiated by Oshiomhole. The suspension letter he read was said to have originated from the APC Ezinihitte ward, marked by the ward executive Henry Opara; Secretary, Clinton Gbamanti just as the lady chief and youth pioneer, Adaihuoma Ofeogbu and Dominic Lawrence individually.
He said among other things regarding the caretaker committee constituted by Oshiomhole, “We have a court order which has asked both parties to be in court on 24 of January. The order is in different badges. The order is to come and convince the court why they have to continue to disregard valid court judgment. “I want to tell you that we have a court judgment which has affirmed that we are the authentic executive members of Imo APC.”
“At the federal court, we will understand why Mr Marcelenius Nlemigbo and his cohorts will continue to parade themselves as the Imo APC executive having been suspended from the party.” Nwafor on Oshiomhole said: “We have also commenced contempt proceedings against Adams Oshiomhole, why he decided to disregard valid judgement of an FCT high court, we have nothing than to resort for help from the court. We have commenced contempt proceedings against him and hopefully and in the next days, we will make it public.”
“In all this, we call on President Muhammadu Buhari to checkmate Oshiomhole because we have always sounded it clear that Oshiomhole’s activities are aimed at bringing defeat to APC in Imo State and the South East zone.” On the reason for the suspension of Oshiomhole caretaker committee chairman, Nlemigbo, he read a letter from the ward to the executive of the party: “We write to inform you sir, that Marcelenius Nlemigbo has been suspended from all activities of the party due to his anti party activities.”
“And his refusal to attend several meetings aimed at discussing allegations against him. We urge you to affirm the suspension, having followed the due process in accordance with our party constitution and policy.” Nwafor added that the suspension of Nlemigbo, had been affirmed by the local government chapter and State Working Committee, SWC, of the party.”