BREAKING: Court Dismisses Suits Challenging Oyegun’s Tenure
The Federal High Court in Abuja has, on Monday, dismissed two suits challenging attempt to elongate the tenures of the All Progressives Congress [APC] National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.
The suit also challenged attempt to elongate the tenures of other officials of the party at the national, state, local government area, and ward levels across the country.
In two separate judgments, the presiding judge, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, held that the suits had become hypothetical, academic and waste of precious time.
He reasoned that the party had reversed its decision to extend the officials’ tenures.
He noted that the court does not give judgment “for fancy” but only “addresses live issues”.
The party’s National Executive Council had on February 27, 2018, extended the 4-year tenure of the party officials which was due to expire on June 30, 2018, by one year.
Consequently, a member of the APC in Imo State, Mr. Okere Uzochukwu, filed a suits to challenge the move.
The first suit was filed on March 2, 2018, and marked, FHC/ABJ/CS/219/2018.
The second suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/237/2018, was filed on March 8, 2018, by four APC members.
The plaintiffs are aspiring to run for leadership positions of the party.
Recently, President Muhammadu Buhari had withdrawn his support for Chief Odigie-Oyegun for the APC chairmanship seat.
President Buhari is presently pitching tent with former Edo State governor, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole for the seat.