APC :Court Orders Substituted Service Of Summon On Yobe Gov

25 August 2020 by VICTORIA ABAH

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered substituted service of summon on Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni in a suit challenging the dissolution of the Adams Oshiomhole led National Working
Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Justice Taiwo Taiwo
ordered that the summons be pasted at the entrance of the National Secretariat of the APC, following complaints by the plaintiff in the matter, Mr. Kalu Kalu Agu that the respondents had been evading service of court summons since they got wind of
the suit.

Mr.Kalu Agu a Youth Leader of the APC in Abia State, is challenging the powers of the National Executive Council (NEC) that sacked the national leaders barely two years, instead of the constitutionally guaranteed four year term of office, insisting that the 1999 Constitution guaranteed four year tenure for party officials.

He is also praying the court for an order, restraining the National Caretaker Committee members led by Governor Buni from parading themselves as national officers of the APC and from usurping the functions of the party’s NWC.

The Plaintiff further prayed the court to declare that the setting up of the Caretaker Committee by the NEC on June 25, is unconstitutional, illegal, null and void and of no effect.

Respondents in the case are INEC, APC, Governor Mai Mala Buni, being the APC National Caretaker Committee Chairman and 11 others.

Meanwhile, the matter has been adjourned till September 4 for hearing.

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