Adamawa APC conducts congress despite court order
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State conducted the local government congress in the 21 local government areas of the state despite a high court injunction.
The Interim Publicity Secretary of the Party, Alhaji Salihu Baba-Ahmed, denied knowledge of the court injunction, saying: “Which court injunction? I am just hearing this court thing from you”.
A Yola High Court presided over by the Acting Chief Judge of the state, Justice Ambrose Namadi, had on Monday granted an exparte motion restraining the APC from conducting the congress in Yola South, Mubi North Mubi South and Guyuk LGAs following a suit filed by Alhaji Dikko Mohammed and 12 others against APC and five others.
However, counsel to the applicants, Barrister A.B Panyi, said the ruling had been communicated to the party. “We took it to the party secretariat yesterday. The staff we met said they were told not to collect the injunction making us to drop the paper there before them”, he said.
Panyi accused the APC leadership of disrespecting the court, saying the party was aware and going ahead to conduct the congress in the affected local governments was a show of disrespect to court order.