Imo APC Crisis: Supreme Court fixes May 27 for judgement
Written by on March 1, 2022
The Supreme Court, on Monday, slated May 27 to deliver judgement on the leadership crisis rocking the Imo state chapter of the All Progressive Congress, APC.
A five-man panel of justices of the apex court led by Justice Kayode Ariwola, adjourned to determine the merit of a suit that is seeking to set aside the judgement of the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, which sacked Mr Daniel Nwafor as the Chairman of the APC in Imo state.
The apex court okayed the appeal for judgement after all the parties adopted their final briefs of argument.
It contended that the appellate court erred in law when it okayed Nwafor’s removal, based on a pre-election matter that was lodged before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, by one of its chieftains in the state, Mr. Evan Enwerem.Whereas Enwerem, who was listed as the 1st Respondent in the matter, prayed the Supreme Court to dismiss the appeal, Nwafor, aligned himself with the APC.
Justice Musa noted that the crux of the appeal by the APC was that at the time the court entertained the suit that led to the judgement that recognized Nwafor as its Chairman in Imo, it was more than 14 days from the date it held congresses in the state.Consequently, while granting an order to set aside the judgement, Justice Musa issued an injunctive order that restrained Nwafor from functioning as Chairman, pending the determination of the case.