Court stops Bauchi APC congress

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Ahmed Mo­hammed,Bauchi

Bauchi State Prin­ci­pal District Court num­ber one in Azare, Head­quar­ters of Katagum Lo­cal Govern­ment Area, has or­dered the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) of­fi­cials to stop the on­go­ing plans to con­duct lo­cal govern­ment and state con­gresses in the state.

The Pre­sid­ing Judge Isa Mo­hammed gave the or­der yes­ter­day af­ter lis­ten­ing to the ap­pli­ca­tion filed by coun­sel to the 10 Plain­tiffs, Bar­ris­ter Us­man Baffa Darazo, ask­ing the court to stop the con­gresses pend­ing the de­ter­mi­na­tion of the mo­tion on no­tice.

The ap­pli­cants coun­sel Bar­ris­ter Us­man Darazo filed the suit against the APC Bauchi State Congress Com­mit­tee and chair­man of the com­mit­tee, Dr Al­ma­jiri Gei­dam, al­leg­ing that there were fraud and ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties in the last ward con­gresses con­ducted by the congress com­mit­tee in Bauchi pray­ing the court to or­der all the par­ties to main­tain sta­tus quo.

The Pre­sid­ing Judge Isa Mo­hammed, re­strained the de­fen­dants from pro­ceed­ing with the lo­cal govern­ment and state con­gresses.

The judge or­dered the re­spon­dents to main­tain sta­tus quo and not to act on the ward con­gresses con­ducted in the state be­tween 6th and 9th April 201s pend­ing the hear­ing and de­ter­mi­na­tion of the mo­tion on no­tice.

He ad­journed the mat­ter to 28th April 2014 and or­dered that ser­vice to be ef­fected on the de­fen­dants within 48 hours.

When con­tacted the state act­ing pub­lic­ity sec­re­tary of APC, Baba Abubakar Suleiman, said he was not aware of the court or­der say­ing they just fin­ished a stake­hold­ers meet­ing of the party and did not hear any­thing like that.

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