Four members of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Enugu State have approached the state High seeking to stop the ward congresses of the party scheduled to hold on Saturday, 31st July, 2021.
The plaintiffs; Chinwe Agu, Venatus Ozoemena, Uzoechi George Iyke and Akpagu Jude Obinna are seeking the order of the court to stop the defendants- APC; Chairman, Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) HE Mai Mala Buni; Senator Ken Nnamani; Dr Ben Nwoye, Chairman, APC Enugu State Caretaker Committee and Dr. Ijeoma Arodiogu, Chairman, Ward Congress Committee, Enugu State from going ahead with the Congress on Saturday.
The plaintiffs are also asking the court to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, which is the 6th defendant in the suit, from monitoring the exercise across the state.
Briefing newsmen after the Motion on Notice in the suit, with Suit number: E/527/2021 was given to him, Dr. Ben Nwoye said one of the reasons the plaintiffs are seeking to stop the Congress is because, they weren’t given the delegate forms which they paid for.
Dr. Nwoye appealed to the plaintiffs to shed their swords because they couldn’t get the forms due logistics to logistics which has been sorted out because the forms arrived Enugu State this morning and “immediately after the stakeholders meeting this evening, I announced that those that paid for the should wait behind to pick their forms.”
“I’m pleading with all the aggrieved persons to eschew this kind of bitterness. Whatever grievance should be addressed internally because instituting lawsuits is injurious to our party.”
Continuing, Nwoye advised the plaintiffs to follow the party’s constitution and seek for internal means of settling whatever dispute because APC affairs is a family affair and should be handled thus.
Nwoye said the media reports that trended yesterday and earlier this morning about the hijack of party material had been thoroughly laid to rest by both the Congress Committee Chairman and the leaders of the party in the state.