APC Conference: Attorneys Disagree As Courtroom Refuses To Vacate Order
Disagreement between two attorneys, on Tuesday, stalled an software by the All Progressives Congress (APC), to vacate an order of the court docket stopping the get together from going forward with its March 26 nationwide conference.
Justice Bello Kawu of a Excessive Courtroom of of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), had ordered the get together to not go forward with the deliberate nationwide conference.
Through the proceedings on Tuesday, two attorneys, Shuaibu Aruwa, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and Michael Adoyi from the Chambers of Musa Yakubu, SAN and Co, introduced look for each the get together and the chairman, Caretaker/Extraordinary Conference Planning Committee (CECPC), Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State.
Whereas Aruwa claimed that he had been briefed by the get together to take over the matter from Musa Yakubu, Adoyi, who appeared from the identical chambers mentioned his principal has not been debriefed.
Mr Aruwa mentioned, “My Lord, it seems there’s a battle of illustration as regards the first and 2nd respondents on this matter. Now we have a replica of a letter of instruction to us on this matter.
”After we had been briefed, we filed a discover of change of counsel and we knowledgeable counsel in court docket of the modifications and there was no criticism.”
In his response, Adoyi mentioned his chambers has not been debriefed. In accordance with him the case file was nonetheless with him.
”We weren’t served with the listening to discover of this matter at this time and we didn’t obtain any letter debriefing us. The case file continues to be with me.
“Mai Mala Buni instructed my principal that the transient continues to be extant. We’re nonetheless on this matter representing the first and 2nd respondents,” Adoyi mentioned.
Justice Kawu in his ruling mentioned it was apparent the case received’t go on due to the disagreement over authorized illustration.
”Having heard from counsels, it seems there’s disagreement over who the counsel representing the first and 2nd respondents can be.
”I, subsequently, order the first and 2nd respondents to write down to the court docket who their counsel is. This matter is hereby adjourned to March 17, 2022,” the choose dominated.
Recall that the plaintiff within the matter, Hon. Salisu Umoru, had dragged the get together, Governor Buni and INEC earlier than the court docket to problem the deliberate nationwide conference of the ruling get together.
Within the case with swimsuit quantity: FCT/HC/CV/2958/2021 and movement quantity FCT/HC/M/9655/21, the plaintiff prayed the court docket for an order of interlocutory injunction restraining the first and 2nd defedants, allies, brokers, representatives, associates or whoever from organising, holding or conducting a nationwide conference of the All Progressives Congress in January and February or at every other date both earlier than or after pending the listening to and willpower of the swimsuit.
After listening to counsel within the matter, Justice Kawu granted the order and restrained the get together from going forward with the conference and in addition warned that the subject material of the case is now subjudice and should not be tampered with.
The claimant knowledgeable the court docket that the mere inauguration of sub-committees for the March 26 Nationwide Conference when the order of the honourable court docket is in drive was an illustration of disdain for the rule of regulation within the nation.
Recall that the electoral umpire, INEC had final week wrote to the APC, insisting that the fee didn’t recognise Governor Abu Bello’s management of the paerty, and in addition knowledgeable the APC that it has not carried out one of many requisite necessities for a legitimate NEC assembly or Nationwide Conference.
Supply:- Management Ng