Court stops Uba from conducting congress in Anambra
A High Court sitting in Awka, Anambra State has issued an interlocutory injunction barring the All Progressives Congress (APC) from conducting ward and council congresses in the state.
The APC, led by Senator Andy Uba, had earlier announced that ward congresses would commence in the state from January 26, 2022 before the council congresses in the 21 local government areas of the state.
But the High Court Four, presided over by Justice Ike Ogu, gave the order yesterday, following application by 18 APC council chairmen and other chieftains pending the determination of a matter in suit number A/33/22 before it.
However, Lawrence Emegini, Obed Chuks and 16 others approached the court seeking an order barring the congresses in the area.
The applicants argued that their tenure is still subsisting, stressing that the party cannot hold another congress till they exhaust full years in office.
Besides, state secretary of the party, Chukwuma Agufugo, told journalists in Awka, yesterday, that the party was not aware of any congress in the state.
Agufugo said the executives of the party and some chieftains went to court to challenge planned move by some people to conduct illegal congress, maintaining that with the court order, it would be a nullity for anyone or group to go ahead with the congresses.
But factional Publicity Secretary of the party, Chinonso Chinwuba, said he was not aware of any court order restraining the party from conducting the congresses, adding: “We are not aware of any court order barring APC from conducting ward congress in Anambra today.”