APC CONGRESS: Aggrieved Members In Cross River Seek Nullification, Drag Party And INEC To Court

In Breaking News, National News, Politics

By CrossRiverWatch Admin

Some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Cross River State, who are unhappy with the result of the party’s recently held Congresses, have dragged the party before the Federal High Court, Abuja seeking nullification of the ward, local government and state congresses.

ThisDay Newspapers reports that jn the suit filed by Odey Oyama, a party caucus leader and 22 others, the plaintiffs are challenging the February 24, 2018 state congress with 98 delegates, which produced Godwin Etim John as state party chairman, replacing former chairman and now Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Uguru Usani, and the subsequent wards, local governments and state congresses of May, 2018.

In the originating summons filed by their counsel, Marx Ogar, the plaintiffs are contending that the February 24, 2018 state congress, which was ordered by the Deputy National Chairman of the party, Mr. Segun Oni was not valid under sections 85 (1) and (3) of the 2010 Electoral Act and Article 12.7 of the APC Constitution.

The APC, and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) are joined as defendants in the suit.

In an affidavit deposed to by an APC member in the state, Joseph Ushie Adie, stated that while scheduled May 5 ward congress was rescheduled for Sunday 6th May, 2018, the committee chairman Stanley Ekezie moved the materials to a different venue from the party secretariat to Danic Hotels where they completed the results.

“I know as a fact that after our leaders drew the attention of the world to the perfidy perpetrated by the Stan Ekezie Congress Committee in connivance with Godwin Etim John and Pastor Usani Usani, the congress materials recovered from them at Danic Hotel Calabar (their hideout) were taken to the Calabar Area Command of the Cross River State Police Command in Akim where same were deposited with the Nigeria Police Force Area Commander pending the reconstitution of another congress committee that would be fair, independent and impartial” he said.

Similarly, four Cross River APC members: Messrs Eborty Egbe, Harrison Edor Ribua, Stanley Ekuri Ajom, Joseph Nkang Ogar and Chris Omukwu have asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to nullify the state congress of May 19, 2018 where the state executives were purportedly elected.

They want the court to make an order annulling or voiding the process which produced Godwin Etim John and others as chairman and members respectively of the Cross River Executive Committee of the party.

They also want an injunction in restraining the party not to recognize or inaugurate Godwin Etim John and others as chairman and members respectively of the Cross River State Executive of the APC pending the outcome of fresh state congress.

Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism

CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.

Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.

Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.


New Feature: Don't miss any of our news again.Get all our articles in your facebook chat box.Click the Facebook Messenger Icon below to subscribe now

Text Advert by CRWatch :Place Yours

Will You To Learn How To Make Millions Of Naira Making Special Creams From Your Kitchen?.Click Here

Expose Your Business And Make More Sales. Advertise On CrossRiverWatch.com Today

You may also read!

Ayade’s Defection, PDP’s Wisemen And 2023 Guber Polls BY AWASSAM BASSEY

Since the 1991 elections that ushered in the Third Republic, in which the National Republican Convention (NRC) and the


Socketing To The Center: Gov. Ayade Gifts APC Reps Members Land Cruiser Jeeps

By Azogor Ideba Governor of Cross River State, Sen. Ben Ayade, Monday, presented 3 Toyota Land Cruiser Jeeps to


Suspected Burglar Attempts Burgling ACROJ Secretariat

By Victoria Effiong An unknown suspected burglar attempted breaking into the Secretariat of Association of Cross River Online Journalists


Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu

Share this now