APC Congress: Group Drags Party, Buni And Elegbeleye Committees To Court In Osun
The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress APC, Osun State chapter took a legal dimension on Monday when a splinter group within the party that are loyalists of the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola dragged the party and others to court over over Ward Congress of July 31st, 2021.
The group, The Osun Progressives (TOP) and 2,516 others approached the Federal High Court, sitting in Osogbo to challenge the legality or otherwise of the Ward Congress presided over by Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye led Committee on July 31st, 2021.
They approached the court and maintained that, being “Bonafide Members of the 1st Defendant’s And aspirants in the elective positions in the various Wards in the 30 Local Governments in Osun State For themselves and all other Aspirants/ Candidates who paid prescribed fees for Procurement of nomination forms for the Purpose of contesting the 1st Defendant’s Elective positions in Osun State during the Congress which was supposed to be held on the 31st of July, 2021but were wrongly excluded or prevented from participating by voting or being voted for.”
The document filed by Yusuf Asifat Makanjuola and 2,516 and others as plaintiff, has the All Progressives Congress as the first defendant and Hon Gbenga Elegbeleye Committee as second defendant respectively.
Other defendants are; The Chairman Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Committee of the APC, Mai Mala Buni; The Chairman Osun State Ward Congress Appeal Committee, Ambassador Obed Wadzani; The Chairman Osun State Ward Congress Committee, Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye; the Osun State chapter of the APC and the Independent National Electoral Commission as 2nd to 6th defendants.