– The All Progressives Congress has been dragged to court of its selection process for aspirant of the Kogi governorship election
– The suit was filed by Mustapha Audu who accused the party of excluding his name from the aspirants’ list unjustly
– Audu also had INEC and APC’s national working committee’s chairman Hope Uzodinma joined in the suit
Mustapha Audu, an All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirant of the November 16 Kogi state governorship election has filed a suit against the ruling party and its national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
Audu in the suit filed before the Kogi High Court in Lokoja claimed that he met all the criteria listed by the party to allow him clearance to participate in the APC’s primary election.
The plaintiff also accused the APC working committee of excluding his name from the list of cleared aspirants unjustly without going the party’s laid down processes.
He further asked the court to make a declaration that the exclusion of his name from the governorship aspirants was a breach of his right to fair hearing and that the action was unconstitutional, null and void.
He prayed the court to declare that the defendants’ conduct of the screening exercise was in breach of the letters and spirit of the party’s constitutions and mandate the party to include him name on the list of aspirants for the forthcoming election.
Also joined in the suit are the chairman of the party’s governorship primary election screening committee, Senator Hope Uzodinma, and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Meanwhile, It was previously reported that some aggrieved members of the APC had sued the national working committee of the party over the mode of selection of candidate for the November 16 election.
The aggrieved party members in an originating summons filed by their lawyer, Oluwole Aladedoye, said they want the indirect primaries planned by the APC stopped.
Source: Legit Ng