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APC Leadership Tussle: Court Dismiss Suit Filed By Onyemuche


Mohammed Abdul

A suit filed by Onyemuche Nnamani was on Wednesday dismissed by an FCT High Court, Nyanya.

The suit was filed challenging the election of Emmanuel Enenukwu as the National Vice Chairman, South East Zone of the All Progressives Congress.

Justice Peter Kekemeke, in his ruling, stated that the intra-party crisis should be resolved by the party and not the court.

In his statement, he said, “the issues of political nature is exclusively for the party ‘s internal resolutions as guided by the constitution.”

“The issue of who occupies any position in the party, is a political matter guided by the rules and regulations of the party.”

“It is a domestic issue and not justiceable , the court does not interfere in intraparty affairs as for who gets what position or not.”

“It’s like a family in a great house and they can settle their disputes themselves, this suit is therefore accordingly dismissed.”

The Judge stated that Nnamani, in his motion revealed that he paid and collected the form for the post of the APC national vice chairman of the South East Zone.

He further stated that Nnamani contested on June 23, 2018, in Abuja, with Eneukwu and had a total vote of 632.

Eneukwu polled 2, 937 votes and was confirmed the winner.

He claimed that Eneukwu, the plaintiff does not have a waiver since he occupied the same position he wished to contest for as of the time of the election which makes eligible to contest.

Kekemeke, further stated that Nnamani’s motion claimed that it was not in compliance with the party’s constitution.

The judge in his response to the motion stated that both the evidence of APC and Eneukwu corroborated.

He stated that there is evidence showing that the 2nd defendant was given a waiver both at the national and local level to contest.

Kekemeke added that the plaintiff, according to the defendants did not exhaust the party’s internal disputes resolution mechanism and that the institution of the suit was premature.

He further stated that the party stated there is nothing in the constitution that disqualified the 2nd defendant from contesting for any post.

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