A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed due to lack of diligent prosecution a case instituted by a group of the Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), led by Bashir Bolarinwa and loyal to the Honorable Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.
The FidelinfoNews gathered that the case which was thrown out by the Abuja court due to ‘lack of diligent prosecution’ had been filed since January 29, 2021 by 11 members of the party. They prayed the court to order Mr Abdullahi Samari to stop parading himself as the party’s caretaker Chairman in the state.
A copy of the court ruling was exclusively obtained by The FidelinfoNews.
The case was instituted by the Kwara APC Caretaker Welfare Officer, Joseph Tsado; APC Caretaker Chairman of Isin Local Government area, Bamidele Ogunbayo; APC Caretaker Vice Chairman of Ilorin East Local Government, Abdullateef Kolawole, APC Caretaker Vice Chairman of Asa Local Government area, Imam Abdulkadir, and seven others. While the APC National Secretary of its Convention Planning Committee, John Akpanudoedele; and Alh Abdullahi Samari are respondents.
The case was reportedly instituted as a result of the brewing crisis centered on the alleged rift between Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and the Minister of Information and Culture, Alh. Lai Muhammed.
The group also prayed for an interlocutory injunction to restrain the party from beginning or continuing the Membership Registration, Revalidation and Update Exercise that started in February, pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.
The Lai Mohammed group had also written the Governor of Yobe, Mai Mala Buni, who is also the Chair, APC Caretaker and Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee urging the party to suspend the registration exercise. The letter dated February 1 was served through their legal representative, R.O Balogun.
The next move of the Lai Mohammed group with respect to the ruling remains unknown as they’re yet to react to the court judgment.
BREAKING: Saraki Committee Fails, As Violence Mars PDP Northwest Congress
The Ongoing Northwest Zonal Congress of the People’s Democratic Party has suffered a setback as violence erupted at venue of the Congress holding in Kaduna.
The FidelinfoNews gathered that the cause of the latest round of violence has not been determined as at the time of filing this report.
It will be recalled that the Bukola Saraki led reconciliation committee had given the greenlight for the Northwest and Southwest Congress to hold, as it claimed efforts to reconcile factions had been successful.
In the same vein Saraki Committee recently suffered another failure when the late Buruji Kashamu faction of the PDP in Ogun state defected to the ruling APC despite the committee declaring end to years of feud in the state’s chapter.
Bauchi Jailbreak Attempt Caused By Mobile Phone – NCS
The Nigeria Correctional Service has disclosed that the attempted jail break at the Bauchi Correctional centre was as a result of an attempt to smuggle a mobile phone into the centre.
The FidelinfoNews gathered that an officer tried to smuggle in a mobile phone for inmates, which is clearly illegal and against the rules.
Reports indicates that a scuffle ensued when inmates who wanted to benefit from the deal had a face off with other officers who busted the plan and enforced the rules.
The commission also affirmed that 2 officers and 5 inmates sustained injuries in the disturbance, and have been treated and discharged.
The restive inmates have also been put under control while the staff involved is undergoing interrogation, as ordered by the State Controller. This regrettable development is being investigated.
Wike Bans Igbo Group’s Meeting Over Security Concerns
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has issued an ban on a meeting proposed to be held by United Igbo Community, an Igbo group in Oyigbo Local Government of the state.
The FidelinfoNews reports that the state government cited security concerns, as the meeting could spark another round of unrest in the area.
The Rivers state Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim noted that Wike directed security agencies to ensure that the planned meeting does not hold in a bid to prevent a breakdown of law and order in the area.
The governor had in October, 2020, declared a 24-hour curfew in Oyigbo after a police station was attacked by hoodlums.
The governor, who said Rivers won’t allow troublemakers to take the law into their own hands also declared a N50 million bounty on a leader of the pro-Biafra group, Indigenous People of Biafra, in the state, one Stanley Mgbere.
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