Justice Binta Nyako the Federal High Court in Abuja will tomorrow, June 19 rule on whether or not to restrain INEC and the APC from recognising the Lagos State’s delegates lined up for the June 23 convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
This followed a move by the Independent National Electoral Commission and the APC urging the Court to affirm Lagos State’s delegates for the June 23 national convention of the party.
They urged the court to dismiss a motion filed by a member of the party in Lagos State, Bunmi Church, seeking an interlocutory injunction to stop the party’s delegates in the state from participating in the national convention.
Both INEC and the APC had filed separate motions challenging Church’s application which was anchored on his allegation that the party’s congress which produced the delegates from Lagos State was conducted in violation of all relevant laws and regulations.
Church, in his substantive suit, marked FHC/ABJ/CS/ 583/18, is challenging the outcome of the party’s ward, local government and state congresses in Lagos State.
He claims to be interested in contesting for the party’s chairmanship position in Mushin Local Government in Lagos.
In his affidavit filed in support of his main suit, Church said he would have realised his ambition of becoming the party’s chairman in Mushin and a delegate for the national convention, but for the unlawful way the congresses were conducted.
The plaintiff, in his motion which was argued before Justice Binta Nyako, on Thursday, sought a restraining order against the party’s delegates pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.