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Ebonyi APC crisis: Abakaliki High Court summons Oyegun, Buni

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The crisis rocking Ebonyi State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday took another turn following the summoning of National Chairman and National Secretary of the party Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and Mai Mala Buni respectively by an Abakaliki High Court for allegedly disrespecting the order of court.

The Guardian gathered that the duo were summoned to appear before Justice Anslem Nwaigwe court sitting in Abakaliki, over their refusal to obey the order of the court following the crisis rocking the Ebonyi state chapter of APC.

The two leaders of the party by the issuance of Form 49 are to appear in person to answer questions on why they should not be committed to prison for disobeying an order of interlocutory injunction restraining them, their agents and privies from conducting any new congress aimed at electing new executives of the party in Ebonyi state.

It was further gathered that the crisis escalated when the national chairman of APC was said to have transmitted a letter to the state deputy chairman, Eze Nwachukwu as the state Acting chairman of the party as against the constitution of the party.

Justice Nwaigwe had on November 6, 2014 restrained the respondent from appointing caretaker committee in place of the executives elected during the ward, Local government and state congresses conducted in the state on November 11, 16 and 29 respectively, pending the determination of the substantive suit.

Counsel to the applicants, Godwin Onwusi noted that the APC National chairman and National Secretary had earlier been served Form 48 which is the notice of consequence of disobedience to court order that may commit the duo to prison if found guilty.


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