Anambra APC crisis: Court adjourns LG, Ward Chairmanship tenure tussle


An Awka High Court 1, presided over by Hon. Justice Ike Ogu, has ruled that the All Progressives Congress was properly served in a case instituted by LG Chairmen and Ward Chairmen in the Anambra State Chapter of the party.

The plaintiffs are seeking a declaration of the court that their tenure, following their election in May 2018 is not over.

The presiding judge had on Feb. 10 faulted the submission of APC which entered appearance for the first time in the matter today.

The court had issued an interlocutory injunction, restraining the party from conducting any congreses in the Anambra State Chapter, or appointing any officers, except the plaintiffs and their counterparts, pending the determination of the suit.

The judge while ruling on the matter noted the similarity of the signatures that received various court processes and that on an affidavit claiming lack of service, concluding that the court has no option but to believe that the defendants were properly served.

Counsel for the 2018-elected officials, Patrick Ikwueto SAN thereafter moved a motion to set aside the congresses conducted in the state on January 26,January 28 and January 30,2022,in defiance of the subsisting court order.

The court thereafter adjourned until Friday , February 18, 2022 to enable APC to respond, and for arguments and ruling on the motion to quash the said congresses.

In court were 17 LG Chairmen, numerous ward Chairmen, Chief Basil Ejidike, former State Caretaker Chairman who claims to have been elected Chairman, Chief Chris Udeze, Caretaker Treasurer and scores of other party faithful.


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