The crisis rocking the Kogi State chapter of the All Progressive Congress, (APC) has taken a dangerous dimension, as a forum of party’s stakeholders in the state has taken legal action against the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) over the indirect mode of primaries adopted by the national leadership for the election of a standard bearer for the November 16 Kogi State governorship poll.
In the notification of suit filed on Friday at a Federal High Court in Abuja and close source said was received at the office of the National Legal Adviser of the APC at the national headquarters of the party, the plaintiffs which include the State Ex-officio, Apostle Destiny Eneojoh Aromeh; State Organizing Secretary, Mr. Isah Abubakar; Zonal Youth Leader, Hon. Noah Aku, and Zonal Women Leader, Mrs. Joy Onu urged the party to halt indirect primary proposed in the election of a candidate who will be the party’s flag bearer in the November governorship election.
There is a pending case in an Abuja High Court being presided over by Justice Okon Abang to determine the faction of the party that constitute the genuine executives.
However Factional Chairman, Haddy Ametuo, allegedly doing the bidding of the state government, had transmitted a letter to the APC NWC that the case had been withdrawn, the document which allegedly prompted the Committee into announcing indirect primaries for Kogi.
The other faction which is being led by the Secretary who cosigned on the suit in court and other executives has responded by transmitted another letter to the NWC informing them that the case is still very much alive, adding that the Ametuo led faction do not have their authority to independently make decisions for the party in the state and as such the NWC should disregard Ametuo’s claims in his letter to them and rescind the announcement of indirect primaries.
The stakeholders in the notification of the suit sent to the National Legal Adviser also prayed him to advise the party on the need to respect court processes and halt any action on the proposed indirect mode of primaries it earlier announced to be used for the selection of governorship candidate for Kogi State.