Stanley Uzoaru ,Owerri
A Federal High Court sitting in Owerri presided over by Justice M.T. Salihu, on Friday, granted an Order of Interim Injunction restraining the All Progressives Congress (APC), its National Organizing Secretary, Hon. Emma Ibediro from submitting any other name other than that of Uche Nwosu.
In a suit filed by Nwosu against APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, Deputy National Chairman, South West, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, the National Secretary, Mallam Mala Buni, National Organising Secretary, Acting National Publicity, Yekini Nabena, Imo State APC Chairman, Daniel Nwafor and the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, the Defendants were restrained from substituting the Claimant’s (Nwosu) name with any other name or removing or changing his name as the winner of the first Defendant’s primary election for the 2019 gubernatorial election for Imo State held on October 6, 2018, where the Plaintiff emerged winner pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice for injunction filed along with this application.
Similarly, an Abuja High Court, on Friday, ordered the All Progressives Congress (APC) to show cause why it should not be committed to contempt for violating its earlier ruling not to submit any other name other than that of Uche Nwosu as the governorship candidate of the party for the 2019 election in Imo state.
In the suit with reference No. FCT/HC/CV/2946/2018, the court, presided over by Justice Valentine Ashi, also restrained the second Defendant (INEC) from accepting any name other than the claimant’s name as the candidate of APC for the gubernatorial election of Imo State, pending the determination of the motion on notice.