The leadership of the All Progressives Congress in Imo State, which is loyal to a former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, and Senator Ifeanyi Araraume, has sued the National Caretaker Committee of the party over the committee’s plan to embark on fresh registration of party members across the country.
The APC Chairman in Imo State, Daniel Nwafor, told journalists about the lawsuit on Saturday in Owerri.
Nwafor showed journalists a copy of the court paper dated January 20, 2021, which was filed at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The claimants in the suit are Nwafor and elected officials of Imo APC while the defendants are the APC and Senator Akpan Udoedehe.
The claimants are praying the court to, among others, declare that it is their right, as elected officials of the Imo APC, to receive from the APC national headquarters, the documents to be used for the fresh registration of party members in the state.
They are praying the court to make “an order of injunction restraining the defendants, the National Working Committee, the National Executive Committee and or any national officers of the party from derogating or interfering with the functions of the claimants as the elected officers of the All Progressives Congress, Imo State chapter.”
Nwafor said though it took courage to fight impunity in the party, he would pursue the suit to a logical conclusion.