Taraba APC: Federal High Court restrains APC, EL- Sudi from dealing with splinter LG Executives
By Christiana Babayo.
The Federal High Court sitting in Jalingo has ordered the State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Alhaji Ibrahim Tukur El-Sudi and all members of the party to not deal with any person parading as Chairman of any of the 5 Local Governments in Southern Taraba except those genuinely elected by the party’s Congress.
The judgement to the suite filed by Barrister Pius Damba Esq, counsel to Habu Abdulrahman and others, was delivered by Justice Simon Amobeda, of the federal High Court Jalingo on Tuesday.
He said that there was no reason for Alh El Sudi to rely on a letter purportedly conveyed to him by the National Organizing Secretary of the party approving a replacement the duly elected party officials.
Worldview recalls that the Taraba state Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC Alhaji Ibrahim Tukur El-Sudi had on Saturday sworn in and inaugurated four party local government Chairmen for Takum, Ussa, Ibi and Wukari local government areas of the state.
El-Sudi who supervised the oath taking and inauguration of the officials at the party secretariat in Jalingo explained that he was following the directives given to him by the national secretariat of the party.
“In a bid to correct the anomaly that ensued at our national convention, I wrote to the national secretariat to seek for the authentic list of delegates from the National secretariat. The national secretariat gave me a list of new people from these four local government areas and I am obliged to work with them.
“I will have to swear them in as demanded by our constitution. Whoever is not comfortable with this should please lias with the national secretariat for clarification. I am only following the order given to me” El Sudi said.
Our correspondent gathered that an uproar followed the swearing in of the new officials and some groups have alleged that the Chairman had compromised hence he should resign or be sacked.