The controversy surrounding the legality or otherwise of the Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of theAll Progressives Congress (APC) has been laid to rest as court strikes out suit challenging the Committee.
The Federal High Court, sitting in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State struck out the suit challenging the competence of the Governor Mai Mala Buni led Caretaker Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress,APC. Delivering judgement on the Suit No: FHC/ABJ/857/2021 brought before it Odjebobo Desire Onayefeme and others, the presiding Judge, Justice Pheobe Msuen Ayua struck out the name of National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress,the National Working Committee of the APC as well as the National Secretary,Caretaker Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee, sued as 2nd, 3rd and 4th Defendants for being non-juristic pe: rsons.
The Court held that the action is non-justiciable and incurably incompetent on the ground that the substratum of the matter borders on the internal affairs of the All Progressives Congress.
It could be recalled that on the 15th day of October, 2021, Delta State High Court of Justice of struck-out an action filed by Elvis Ayomanor and others, challenging the APC Ward, LGA and State Congresses.Also, Delta State High Court presided over by Justice G.B Briki-Okolosion the 22nd of December, 2021, struck out Suit No: A/139/ 2021, between: Chukwusa Edafe Matthew & 14 other Versus APC & others to set aside APC Ward, LGA and State Congresses in Delta State.
This court ruling has put to rest issues surrounding the legality of the Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee. With this ruling, the CECPC will now continue with its plans to lay a solid foundation for the APC, and execute a world class convention members of the party will be proud of.