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Imo APC files contempt suit against Oshiomhole



The Imo State chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress has filed a contempt suit against the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole .At a Press conference in Owerri , the Imo State capital on Wednesday , the APC chairman in the state , Daniel Nwafor , said the contempt suit was filed at the Federal High Court, Abuja.

Nwafor , who accused Oshiomhole of “ working against the success of the party, ” urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “ watch the national chairman closely . ”

He said that the contempt suit was filed in order to checkmate the “ undemocratic and illegal activities ” of the former governor of Edo State.

Nwafor said that Oshiomhole had no power , morally or legally, to “ arbitrarily dissolve ” duly elected APC executive in Imo State, after which a caretaker committee was appointed .

He said that the action was contemptuous in the sense that there was an existing court judgment which barred Oshiomhole from doing so .

Nwafor said , “ We have filed a contempt suit against Mr . Adams Oshiomhole . It is at the Federal High Court , Abuja . ”

“ In the days to come, we will publish it in the national newspapers for the world to read .

“ We have said that President Muhammadu Buhari should watch Mr . Adams Oshiomhole closely .

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“ The National Chairman had no powers to arbitrarily dissolve a duly elected APC executive in Imo State and to appoint a purported caretaker committee. ”

Nwafor also informed that the APC in the state under his leadership had suspended the “ Purported caretaker committee” chairman , Marcellinus Nlemigbo and the members of his committee.

He alleged that Nlemigbo had “ engaged in anti – party activities ” and had not attended APC meeting in his Ezinihitte Ward in Mbaitoli Local Government Area in the last one year .

Describing the caretaker committee chairman and his members as “ impostors , ” Nwafor said that he would not be distracted , noting that the suspension was “ indefinite . ”

Nwafor said that despite the crisis in the party, APC would win in the state .

According to him , the caretaker committee has no powers to summon the state governor , Rochas Okorocha and five others to appear before a “ purported disciplinary committee. ”

He said that he remains the only person in the state who has the powers to set up a disciplinary committee and to ask anyone to appear before it .