Court Begins Hearing Over Primaries Dispute In Imo APC

The suit filed by the chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Imo State chapter, Daniel Nwafor has commenced at a Federal High Court, Abuja.

The case is between Daniel Nwafor and Imo APC over the conduct of the 2023 election primaries of the party.

The case is before Justice Ekwo, Hearing commenced on the case FHC/ABJ/1048/2022: Daniel Nwafor and Others.

The plaintiff is praying the court to cancel all the primaries conducted by the APC in Imo State, alleging that it was illegal for the exercise to have been held.

According to Nwafor, the exercise was presided over by others not duly recognised by Law as the authentic State Working Committee SWC of the party.

Declared by the Supreme Court as the authentic chairman of Imo APC, Nwafor is asking the court to declare that Prince Marcellinus Nlemigbo and Macdonald Ebere, who both sat in office as Imo APC chairmen respectively, at one time or the other, usurped his power.

Nwafor therefore is praying that all decisions taken by Nlemigbo and Ebere while he was away be declared null and void and of no effect in Law.

When the matter was called up , the presiding judge, Justice Ekwo ordered that hearing notice be served on 2nd defendant, Marcellinus Nlemigbo, 3rd defendant, Macdonald Ebere, and the 4th defendant, INEC, because they were not present in Court.

The plaintiff, Dan Nwafor, was represented by Chief Chris Uche (SAN), Chief Maduabuchi Oba (SAN) and four other Lawyers.

The first defendant (APC) was represented by Barr. Uche Nwosu, the APC legal adviser of Imo State.

However, the Judge adjourned the case for further mention on Friday, July 22, 2022, and warned that all those involved must show presence, by themselves or their lawyers.


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