Nasarawa APC member drags Al-Makura, five others to court

All Progressives Congress

Mr. Omar asked that a committee within APC be declared null and void

By Ahmad Tukur

A member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Nasarawa State, Nurudeen Omar, has dragged the state governor, Tanko Al-Makura, and five others before the state high court. Mr. Omar is challenging the legality of the interim harmonisation committee of the APC in the state.

In suit number NSD/LF01/2014, Mr. Omar alleged that the composition of the committee headed by Stanley Buba, contravened article 7 (iii) of the APC constitution.

Joined in the suit were the national and state chapters of the party, Mr. Al-Makura, Mr. Buba, Mustapha Galadima – the state interim secretary, and Florence Ayih – state treasurer.

Mr. Omar alleged that the three interim committee members – Messrs Buba and Galadima, and Ms. Ayih – were not members of the legacy parties that merged into APC. The parties that merged to form the APC were the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN; All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP; Congress for Progressive Change, CPC; and a faction of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.

He alleged that Mr. Buba was a member of the Labour Party and contested for House of Representative under the party for Nasarawa Eggon-Akwanga-Wamba federal constituency. He also stated that Mr. Galadima and Mr. Ayih were members of the PDP.

Mr. Omar, who contested for the House of Representatives under ACN for Lafia-Obi federal constituency, also sought a declaration that only members of the legacy parties were eligible to occupy the interim committee position and demanded an order restraining the defendants from carrying out any activity in the party until the committee was reconstituted in line with the APC constitution article 7 (iii).

He sought a declaration that the composition of the harmonisation committee was illegal null avoid and contravened article 7 (iii) of the APC constitution.

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