- The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced the suspension of its congresses.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State has announced the suspension of its ward, local government, and state congresses.
The congresses were earlier slated for Saturday (today).
EKO HOT BLOG had earlier reported that the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had banned the APC from holding congresses following a suit brought before it by a member of the party, Okey Anyikwa.
Anyikwa had approached the court to stop the APC in the state from going ahead with Saturday’s congresses over the judgment of the Appeal Court that upheld the tenure of the State Exco elected in 2018.
However, the party announceded its decision to suspend the congresses in Imo State via a statement signed by the Director-General, APC Media Centre in the state, Cajetan Duru, on Saturday.
The APC enjoined its members to be calm and comply with the court order.
The statement read, “All Progressives Congress, APC, in Imo State by this statement wishes to acknowledge receipt of the order of a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), which has mandated cancellation of every arrangement for the Congresses slated for, tomorrow, Saturday, July 31, 2021.
“However discomforting this development might be, as a law-abiding party, the State Caretaker Committee and the leadership of the party, rising from an emergency meeting this evening, direct thus: Consequent upon today’s Order of the High Court of the FCT, the Imo State APC Ward Congress is hereby suspended forthwith.”
The APC further stated, “All officers, stakeholders, and members of our party are also directed to comply with this resolution, maintain decorum, and await further directive from the party.
“It is important to clarify that this temporary setback is the handwork of enemies of our party, using one Okey Anyikwa, who parades himself as Chairman of our great party in Ideato South Local Government Area.
“We, therefore, urge our teeming members to remain calm, law-abiding, and not to be irked by this unbecoming provocative activity of disgruntled elements,” the statement concluded.
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