Cross River Daily can report that an Abuja High Court yesterday issued an ‘order of restrain’ to APC National Working Committee headed by Adams Oshiomole stopping them from conducting a fresh state congress in Cross River State.
This came as a result of a suit filed by some members of the Cross River State APC EXCO to challenge the decision of the National body, who, in her last meeting dissolved the State EXCO months after their inauguration.
The suit was filed by Sylvester Okpo, APC Southern Senatorial Vice Chairman, Regina Takon, APC ex-officio and Charles Esasim, APC State Youth Leader.
Trial judge, Justice O. A. Musa, Monday stopped APC National either by itself, any committee, privies or any organ of the party, except national convention, from nullifying the congresses held in the State or in any manner, interfere, suspend or breach the rights and privileges of the state EXCO pending the determination of the substantive case in the originating summons.
The court further said, “It is hereby ordered that the time with which the defendant may enter appearances and file defense is abridged to 14 days from service of the originating process.”
Justice Musa also granted an order for accelerated hearing of the matter and further hearing in the matter till October 25, 2018.