The crisis rocking Kogi State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has worsened as a forum of the party’s stakeholders in the state has taken legal action against the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) over the indirect mode of primaries adopted by it for the election of candidate for November 16 governorship poll.
In the notification of suit filed Friday at a Federal High Court in Abuja, a copy of which was received at the office of the Natunal Legal Adviser of the APC, the plaintiffs which include the State Ex-officio, Apostle Destiny Eneojoh Aromeh; State Organizing Secretary, Mr. Isah Abubakar; Zonal Youth Leader, Hon. Noah Aku, and Zonal Women Leader, Mrs. Joy Onu, urged the party to halt indirect primary proposed in the election of a candidate who will be the party’s flag bearer in the November governorship election.
It will be recalled that there is a pending case in an Abuja Defeat High Court being presided over by Justice Okon Abang to determine the faction of the party that is the genuine executives.
Factional Chairman, Haddy Ametuo, allegedly doing the bidding of Governor Yahaya Bello, had transmitted a letter to the APC NWC that the case had been withdrawn, the document that prompted the Committee into announcing indirect primaries for Kogi, but the other faction seemed to be led now by the Secretary who co-signed the suit in court and other executives, has responded by transmitted another letter to the NWC informing them that the case is still very much alive, adding that the Ametuo-led faction does not have the authority yet to independently make decisions for the party in the state and as such the NWC should disregard Ametuo’s false claims in his letter to them and rescind the announcement of indirect primaries.
The stakeholders in the notification of the suit sent to the National Legal Adviser also prayed him to beseech the party on the need to respect court processes and halt any action on the proposed indirect mode of primaries it earlier announced to be used for the selection of governorship candidate for Kogi State.