APC management tussle: Court adjourns untill March 31
Justice Samira Bature of an FCT High Court, on Friday adjourned listening to within the movement on discover filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Vice Chairman (North-East), Mustapha Salihu, till March 31.
The defendants within the go well with are Babatunde Ogala; Lanre Issa-Onilu; Waziri Bulama and the social gathering, APC.
The court docket on Monday, March 16, granted an interim order allowing Chief Victor Giadom, the present Acting National Secretary of the ruling APC to behave because the National Chairman of the social gathering.
The interim order was granted after listening to a movement ex-parte, marked FCT/HC/M/6447/2020, filed by Salihu, which was argued by his counsel, O.C. Ugwu.
Salihu had approached the court docket, via the ex-parte movement, looking for for an interim order permitting Giadom to pilot the affairs of the social gathering as performing chairman .
Also, to preside in any respect conferences of the social gathering’s National Executive Committee (NEC) pending the choice of the social gathering’s NEC mounted for March 17.
The applicant additionally sought an interim order restraining the APC and its officers or anybody purporting to behave as an officer of the fourth defendant, APC, from stopping or in any approach disturbing Giadom from functioning because the performing chairman.
The applicant added that until in any other case determined by the NEC of the social gathering pending the listening to of the movement on discover.
However, when the case was known as in court docket on Friday, neither the applicant nor the defendants had been current in court docket.
They weren’t represented by any counsel.
No cause was given for his or her absence in court docket.
Their absence prompted the choose to adjourn the matter till March 31 for listening to.