Oyo APC Chieftain Heads For Federal High Court Over Removal Of Name From State Exco List


 *sues INEC, APC, Omodewu, others, Court adjourns hearing to June 21

By; BAYO AKAMO,  Ibadan

A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Alhaji Kayode Adanla over the weekend, dragged the party and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) before the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan.
Other defendants listed in the suit marked  FHC/IB/CS/56/2022 are APC National Secretariat, Oyo State APC, Hon Isaac Omodewu and  others.
Alhaji Adanla in the suit, is asking the court to among other things, look into the controversies surrounding the election, appointment and composition of executive of the APC Oyo State chapter which was allegedly  fraught with gross  disenfranchisement and marred by irregularities, thereby infringing on the fundamental human rights of the applicant whose name was unilaterally removed.
According to the APC Chieftain in the suit, his name was unilaterally removed from the list of APC  executive members “with reckless abandon without due reference to the constitution of the party against the spirit and letters of the 1999 constitution as amended .
Alhaji Adanla then prayed the court  for an order of injunction restraining the respondents particularly the 3rd, 6th, 7th & 8th respondents from parading themselves as Chairman and members of the APC in Oyo state pending the determination of the substantive suit along with other members of the Oyo state chapter of APC
Counsel to the APC Chieftain, Barrister Olusola Sullyman in  his address urged the court to proceed on the matter as all parties involved have been served with originating summons and other necessary documents.
Barrister Sullyman  stated that his client who is being unjustly treated in the matter before the honourable court is favourably disposed to commencement of proceedings as he is present in court and ready to proceed with the matter.
Counsel to the 1st, 3rd to 8th defendants, Barrister  Mohammed Deji Abdulsalam while applying to the court for an adjournment sought the relief of the court to allow him file necessary processes to respond to the applicants claim.
In her ruling, Justice Uche Nma Agomoh ordered counsel to the applicant to ensure service of all processes on all the defendants in their known addresses in Abuja and their counsel and that proof of service should be made available to the court.
Ruling that the court will determine the jurisdiction or otherwise of the court to entertain the matter, Justice Agomoh adjourned the matter till Tuesday 21st of June, 2022 for hearing 


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