APC group wants court to stop registration exercise
By Oluseyi Dasilva, Ilorin.
A group in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state, the Concerned APC Youth Stakeholders, has instituted a court action restraining the chairman of the party’s registration exercise, Senator John Danboi, and state chairman of the party, Abdulahi Samari, from going ahead to organise the exercise. It was scheduled for yesterday, February 9.
The 20-member youth group, while speaking with journalists in Ilorin on Monday, through its spokesperson, John Adegboyega, said that the exercise would lead to chaos and threat to security of the state, if embarked upon.
The suit number UACG/cv/20/2021, filed in a Upper Area Court of Kwara state, in the Ganmo judicial division on Monday, February 8, 2021, the group averred that registration exercise planned for Tuesday, February 9, 2021 by the APC, is singlehandedly planned by only Fagbemi tendency, excluding three other tendencies that make up the party.
“The plaintiffs averred that in Kwara state chapter of the APC there are four tendencies which are Lai Mohammed Tendency, Akogun Tendency, Fagbemi Tendency and Gbemisola Saraki Tendency.
The APC group also said that on February 3, 2021, the defendants with assistance of suspected hoodlums, prevented the plaintiffs and their supporters from entering the venue of the meeting of the APC stakeholders meeting in Ilorin.
“The plaintiffs aver further that if the re-registration exercise proceeds as planned by the defendants most of the members of the association will be disenfranchised, including the plaintiffs, which will amount to violation of their fundamental human rights to freedom of association”.
The APC youth group, which alleged that members were being intimidated and harassed by security operatives, said that Kwara Central senatorial youth leader, Issa Abubakar Alfulani, was reportedly suspended by the party through a letter that bore no signature or name on Monday.