The controversy surrounding the legality or otherwise of the Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been coffined.
The Federal High Court, Port-Harcourt in Rivers State struck out the suit challenging the competence of Yobe Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee of APC.
Delivering judgment on the Suit No: FHC/ABJ/857/2021 brought before it by Odjebobo Desire Onayefeme and others, the presiding Judge, Justice Pheobe Msuen Ayua struck out the name of National Chairman of the APC, the National Working Committee of the APC as well as the National Secretary, Caretaker Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee, Senator James John Akpan Udoedehe, sued as 2nd, 3rd and 4th Defendants for being non-juristic persons.
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The Court held that the action is non-justiciable and incurably incompetent on the ground that the substratum of the matter borders on the internal affairs of the All Progressives Congress.
Recall that on October 15, 2021, Delta State High Court of Justice struck out an action filed by Elvis Ayomanor and others, challenging the APC Ward, LGA and State Congresses.
Also, Delta State High Court presided over by Justice G.B Briki-Okolosion on December 22, 2021, struck out Suit No: A/139/ 2021, between: Chukwusa Edafe Matthew & 14 other Versus APC & others to set aside APC Ward, LGA and State Congresses in Delta State.
With this ruling, the CECPC will now continue with its plans to lay a solid foundation for the APC, and execute a world-class convention members of the party particularly organising the party’s National Convention slated for February 26, 27, 2022.