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APC members urge court to sack Mai Mala Buni, sues Malami

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APC members urge court to sack Mai Mala Buni, sues Malami

 

No fewer than 100 members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have sued the Mai Mala Buni-led caretaker committee of the party.

 

The group seeks a Federal High Court in Abuja to dissolve the 13-member caretaker committee of the APC being led by Mr Buni, the Yobe State governor.

 

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According to them, the committee falls short of the statutorily required 24 members that must be spread across not less than two-third of 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

 

In the suit which was marked, FHC/ABJ/CS/938/2021, the plaintiffs added that the headship of the caretaker committee by a sitting governor holding dual executive offices is prohibited by Section 183 of the Nigerian constitution and Article 17(4) of the APC constitution.

 

It is also the contention of the plaintiffs that Nigeria’s Attorney General, Abubakar Malami, lacked the legal backing to administer an oath of office to Mr Buni as caretaker chairman of the party.

 

In the suit filed by Samuel Irabor on behalf of the plaintiffs, they argued that only the National Working Committee of the party could constitute a Caretaker Committee as provided under Article 13(4)(xvi) of the APC Constitution.

 

Sued as defendants in the suit are Mr Malami, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), among others.

 

APC members urge court to sack Mai Mala Buni, sues Malami

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