An Abuja High Court sitting in Jabi yesterday fixed December 17 to commence hearing in a suit filed by an aggrieved member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Okosisi Emeka Ngwu, seeking an order setting aside all actions and decisions taken by the Governor Mai Mala Buniled Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the party.
In the suit marked FCT/ HC/CV/1824/2021 filed by his counsel, Oba Maduabuchi, SAN, the plaintiff is further seeking an order of court dissolving the committee known as and called the Caretaker/ extraordinary Convention Planning Committee. He listed other defendants to include the All Progressives Congress, Isiaka Oyebola, Ken Nnamani, Stell Okorete, Governor Sani Bello, Dr James Lalu, Senator Abubakar Yusuf, Hon Akinyemi Olaiade, David Leon, Abba Ali, Prof Tahir Mammam Ismail Ahmed, and Senator James Akpan Udoedehe. Ngwu stated that he wanted to contest the position of the national chairman of the APC in 2018 when the term of the national chairman of the party expired, but was prevailed upon to allow Adams Oshiomhole to be returned un-opposed.
He added that after two years, he was surprised to hear that the National Executive Committee and National Working Committee had been dissolved and a contraption known as Caretaker/Extraordinary Planning Committee had been created by an unknown person and Mai Mala Buni asked unilaterally to head the committee. He further submitted that he was surprised as by the constitution of the party the National Executive Committee would be in office for four years until June 22, 2022.