Posted by News Express | 31 October 2016 | 3,003 times
The Acting National Chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Ozo Nwabueze Okafor, has asked an Abuja High Court to stop Dr Victor Oye from parading himself as the National Chairman of APGA.
Oye was APGA’s National Chairman until his suspension from office by the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) on October 5, 2016 over alleged breach of APGA’s constitution.
The party’s National Executive Council (NEC) members had met in October and indicted Oye and Alh Abubakar Adamu (the Deputy National Chairman North) as well as Chief Uchenna Okogbuo (Deputy National Chairman, South) who are the 1st, 2nd and 3rd defendants in this suit respectively of “gross misconduct and infractions.”
In a motion on notice brought pursuant to Section 6 (6) of the 1999 Constitution, Order 7 Rules (1) and (2) of the FCT’s High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2004 and under the inherent jurisdiction of the court, Okafar through his lawyer, Mr Godwin Ogboji, prayed the court for “an order of interlocutory injunction restraining Dr Victor Ike Oye from further parading himself as the national chairman of APGA during the subsistence of his suspension from the office pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit already pending before this Honourable court.
“And for such further orders as this Honourable Court may deem fit to make in the circumstance.”
In the suit marked: M/10421/16 dated October 7, 2016, Okafor and APGA, who are the 1st and 2nd plaintiffs in the matter, predicated their application on four grounds.
They argued that Okafor was appointed recently as the Acting National Chairman of APGA, a duly registered political party in Nigeria.
“That despite the suspension from office of the defendants, they are still illegally parading themselves as officers of the party.
“That the plaintiff/applicant’s rights as the Acting National Chairman of APGA as a duly registered political party in Nigeria, is still subsisting and this right of the plaintiff is being flagrantly violated by the acts and deeds of the defendants.
“An order of this Honourable Court is required by the plaintiff/applicant to restrain the defendants/respondents from further parading themselves as officers of the All Progressives Grand Alliance during the subsistence of their suspension from office.”
The plaintiffs urged the court to grant the application as it will not in any way prejudice the defendants.
•Sourced from The AUTHORITY. Photo shows APGA Acting National Chairman, Ozo Nwabueze Okafor.
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