As earlier reported by Midwest Herald, the ex national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr. Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole has ran to a Federal High Court in Lagos, to stop the APC National Executive Committee meeting slated for March 17, 2020.
The court is expected to hear the motion next Monday, two days to the all important NEC meeting.
However, the latest move by Oshiomhole, will after all be an exercise in futility because, his enemies have outsmarted him with yesterday’s ruling of an Abuja High Court.
The Abuja Court granted the prayers of Comrade Mustapha Salihu and compelled the “…the defendant to give effect to the resolution of the National Working Committee convening the National Executive Committee meeting of the 4th defendant scheduled for 17th March, 2020 or any subsequent date pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice already filled.”
The court adjourned the case to March 20, 2020.
The fresh case instituted by Oshiomhole’s camp is before Justice Mohammed Liman of the Federal High Court, fixed the Motion for interlocutory Injunction on the 16th day of March 2020 Monday 16, 2020. The suit is marked FHC/L/CS/411/2020 and filed by 13 members of the party.
The Applicants claimed that the notice of the meeting breached Article 2 and Article 25(b) and (c) of APC Constitution 2014 (as amended).
The claimants are Ali Bukar Dolari, Shittu Shittu, Jotan Amos, John Ochalla, Gboyega Famodun, Bashiru Bolarinwa and Prophet Erue.
Others are Akin Oke, Initially Okopito, Ayo Afolabi, Nabena Yekini, Babatunde Balogun and Ibrahim Elsuidi.
The APC, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Inspector-General of Police are the defendants.
The Applicants in their March 9 motion ex-parte are seeking four reliefs.
“An interim injunction restraining the 1st Defendant from giving effect to the Notice of Meeting issued suo motu by one Victor Giadom purportedly convening an emergency meeting of the National Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress to be held on Tuesday, 17th March, 2020 at the National Executive Committee Hall, National Secretariat, All Progressives Congress, No. 40 Blantyre Street, Wuse 2, Abuja.”
They are also praying for an Interim Injunction restraining INEC and the IGP “from giving effect to any resolution(s) and/or decision(s) made by any person(s) or organ of the Party that purports to convene, constitute and conduct an emergency of a meeting of the NEC” on March 17, pending the determination of the motion on notice.