Court halt Kogi APC Indirect mode of primary election
The Federal High Court seating in Abuja has ordered kogi state All Progressive Congress (APC) chapter to stop it indirect mode of primary election which was earlier adopted to elect the party governorship candidate for November 16th Governorship election in the state.
The court who give the ordered stated that it become necessary to take the action in order to prevent the party not to take any steps that may affect the subject of the case pending its final determination.
The presiding Judge, Justice Taiwo Taiwo gave the order on Friday as he rule on the ex-parte motion filed in the suit by some faction of the party members headed by Haddy Ametuo-led, among others who file the case against the party decision to adopt indirect mode of primary election in the state include; the Ex-officio, Destiny Eneojoh Aromeh; Organising Secretary, Isah Abubakar; Zonal Youth Leader, Noah Aku, and Zonal Women Leader, Mrs. Joy Onu.
According to The Nation who give the report said "Justice Taiwo also granted an accelerated hearing in the case on the grounds that the APC primary for the next governorship election in Kogi is fixed for August 29, 2019
"The judge ordered parties to file all the necessary documents and indicated his intention to hear the substantive suit and all pending applications on August 19, 2019.
The plaintiffs had, in their ex-parte motion, prayed the court for “an order of interim injunction, restraining the defendant by itself, its organs, agents or any person as so ever described, from adopting the indirect mode of primaries for the nomination of the governorship candidate in the forthcoming governorship primaries of 2019 in Kogi, pending the determination of the motion on notice.”
The judge took arguments on Thursday on the ex-parte motion and adjourned till today for ruling.
They are, in the main suit, marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/833/2019, seeking to, among others, stop the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) from adopting the indirect primary model to select candidate for the August 29 primary ahead of the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the state."