Thursday, 12 March 2020

APC Deputy Chairman Post: Akinleye Drags Ajimobi to Court

A Federal High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, today, commenced trial on a suit filed by an APC Chieftain in Ekiti State, Mr Michael Akinleye against former Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi over his appointment as the Deputy National Chairman (South) by the party’s National Working Committee (NWC).

Mr. Akinleye was contending the propriety of the action taken by the APC National Working Committee’s appointment of Ajimobi via alleged imposition and he is urging the court to restrain Ajimobi from parading himself as the Deputy Chairman.

Joined in the suit are: APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole(1st respondent), National Working Committee (2nd) , National Vice Chairman, South West(3rd) , APC South West Zonal Caucus (4th), Ekiti State Chairman of APC (5th, Ekiti State Caucus of APC (6th), All Progressives Congress (7th) and Senator Abiola Ajimobi (8th).

The seat became vacant following the appointment of Otiba Niyi Adebayo as a Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, which brought the feeling by Ekiti APC that Senator Gbenga Aluko should be allowed to fill the vacancy in respect of the party’s micro-zoning rather than moving it to Oyo State.

The presiding Judge, Justice U. N. Agoma in her brief ruling adjourned the case to March 23 for hearing of the pending applications.

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