Kogi 2019: APC Stakeholders Drag Party To Court Over Primaries Method
Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State, have dragged the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) to Court over its choice of primaries for the Kogi State 2019 governorship election.
Starcoded TV reports that the Adams Oshiomhole led APC NWC had adopted the indirect mode of primaries for the election of the party’s candidate for the November 16 governorship poll.
In the notification of suit filed on Friday at a Federal High Court, Abuja, a copy of which was sent to Starcoded TV, the plaintiffs which include the State Ex-officio, Apostle Destiny Eneojoh Aromeh; State Organizing Secretary, Mr. Isah Abubakar; Zonal Youth Leader, Hon. Noah Aku, and Zonal Women Leader, Mrs. Joy Onu, urged the party to halt indirect primary proposed in the election of a candidate who will be the party’s flag bearer in the November governorship election.
Starcoded TV reports that there is another pending case before the Abuja High Court to determine the faction of the party in the (Kogi) state that has the genuine executives.
Factional Chairman, Haddy Ametuo, allegedly doing the bidding of Governor Yahaya Bello, had transmitted a letter to the APC NWC that the case had been withdrawn, which prompted the Committee into announcing indirect primaries for Kogi. But the other faction led by the Secretary who co-signed the latest suit, responded by transmitting another letter to the NWC informing them that the case is still very much alive.
He added that the Ametuo-led faction does not have the authority yet to independently make decisions for the party in the state and as such the NWC should disregard his false claims in the letter to them and rescind the announcement of indirect primaries.
The APC stakeholders in the notification of the suit, which was copied to the National Legal Adviser of the party, also asked him to beseech the NWC on the need to respect court processes and halt any action on the proposed indirect mode of primaries it earlier announced for the election of governorship candidate for Kogi State.