Barely 24 hours to the scheduled emergency National Executive Committee meeting of the All Progressives Congress, a Sokoto High Court has restrained the party from appointing or electing “Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu or any member” into its top positions except through a National Convention.
A copy of the Court Order dated March 13th, 2020, was sighted by The PUNCH, in Abuja, on Monday.
The APC National Vice Chairman (North West) Inuwa Abdulkadir is in court challenging the appointment of the APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, which he claimed was not done in accordance with the provisions of the APC Constitution.
The interim order which was granted by Justice Mohammed Mohammed, was in respect to a case instituted by Abdulkadir, who is the Plaintiff; against the APC, Mallam Lanre Issa Onilu, and INEC who are listed as first, second and third defendants.
“An order of interim injunction, restraining the defendants or any other organ of the 1st defendant from appointing or electing 2nd defendant or any member of the 1st defendant in substantive capacity or whatsoever save and except through a National Convention in accordance with the constitution of the 1st defendant pending the hearing and determination of motion on notice on SS/ M. 106/ 2020 now pending before this court.