Wednesday 11 October 2023

Osun APC: Aregbesola's "Omoluabi Progressive Caucus” drags party Chairman to Court

The Political crisis rocking the Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken another dimension as a member of the “Omoluabi Progressives Caucus” had approached the Osun State High Court, Osogbo Judicial Division to seek redress over what they termed as illegal and criminal attacked of the alleged expulsion members of the party.

Although, the national leadership of the party is yet to ratify the expulsion of the eighty-six (86) members of the party which includes, two former Chairmen of the party in the State,former Secretary, former Senator, former Commissioners, party chieftains and other Political office holders during the Aregbesola tenure as Governor of Osun State.

The source from the Court revealed that the development had shown that the crisis rocking the party in the State was yet to lay to rest.

The Motion on Notice in Suit N0:HOS/M.508/2023, was brought before the Court in pursuant to sections 6 (6a-c) and 44 (1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended and Sections 53-58 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law (ACJL) of Osun State 2018 and under the inherent jurisdiction of this Honourable Court.

The application dated 10th day of October, 2023, was also brought before the State High Court under provisions Of Section 24-26 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law (ACJL) of Osun State 2018, which empowers a Judge to arrest, or order the arrest of any Suspect

Adding that Section 53 of the same law empowers a Presiding Judge to order a person likely to commit a crime or cause of a breach of peace to enter into a bond or do an undertaking to be of good behavior, or to do certain things, or to refrain from doing certain things.

It would be recalled recently that no fewer than Eighty-six (86) members of the party loyal to the former Governor of the State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola,were expelled from the party over the allegation of anti- party activities.

Ogbeni Aregbesola who was immediate past Minister of Interior in the administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari,launched the “Omoluabi Progressive Caucus” of the party in his country home of Ilesa recently, which the action did not go down well with the party leaders in the State. 

The Court is yet to pick a date for hearing of the case as at the time of filing this report.

KAKAKIOODUA put a phone call across to Sooko Tajudeen Lawal, the Osun State APC chairman who revealed that the party has not been served or summoned.


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