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Court strikes out suit against Buni-led APC caretaker committee

Court strikes out suit against Buni-led APC caretaker committee
June 22
15:44 2021

The federal high court, Abuja, has struck out a suit seeking the dissolution of the Mai Mala Buni-led caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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The suit also urged the court to nullify the June 25, 2020 national executive committee (NEC) meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The NEC of the APC, during the meeting, had dissolved the party’s national working committee led by Adams Oshiomhole, the then national chairman.

At the meeting presided over by the president, the NEC set up the caretaker committee and appointed Buni as the head.

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He was sworn in by Abubakar Malami, the minister of justice and attorney general of the federation (AGF).

Delivering judgement on Tuesday, Taiwo Taiwo, the presiding judge, held that the plaintiffs had no legal rights to institute the matter.

The judge said the issues brought before the court were purely internal affairs of the APC which it had no jurisdiction over.

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Prior to the June 25 NEC meeting, the party had been rocked by a serious crisis, during which about three persons laid claim to the position of the national chairman at the same time.

This was coupled with conflicting court judgments obtained by the warring factions.

The crisis had prompted the NEC to summon the meeting, during which it passed a resolution to give the Buni-led interim committee a six-month tenure within which to organise a national convention to produce the substantive leaders of the party.

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