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BREAKING: APC reacts to court case against Caretaker Committee, reveals next move

The Lagos state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has reacted to a lawsuit filed against the National Caretaker Committee of the party led by Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni.

Lagos APC, in a statement made available to POLITICS NIGERIA, revealed that the individual behind the court case is not a bonafide member of the party. The statement signed by Hon. Tunde Balogun, the chairman of the party in Lagos, also warned that any member of the party that sues the caretaker committee will be severely sanctioned.

“We have seen a report in a national newspaper that a purported APC member in Lagos State had instituted a case at a Federal High Court, against the party’s National Caretaker Committee.”

“We believe the person who instituted the suit is not a member of our party because it is highly doubtful that a bonafide member of the APC in Lagos in good standing would initiate such an action; we will, however, investigate the matter.”

“Here, I want to reiterate the stance of the APC in Lagos. No party member should file a court action regarding the recent National Executive Committee meeting of the party in Abuja particularly if that person has not even sought to initiate internal conflict resolution processes to resolve any dispute they may have with the NEC decisions.”

“Filing any such legal action is clearly against the spirit and letter of the party constitution, which prohibits legal action before a member exhausts all internal resolution mechanisms. Our resolve against the institution of any court case by any member is in consonance with the constitution of the party.”

“Lagos APC will not turn a blind eye to the flouting of the constitution in this manner. We are trying to restore order and decorum to the party and thus no member should seek to sow confusion. Any party member involved in the institution of any such case should withdraw the case from court forthwith. Failure to do so, will subject that party member to sanctions enumerated in the constitution, which may include suspension or expulsion.”

“No party can flourish when members engage in instituting frivolous court cases for the sole purpose of causing disunity and turmoil. This is an act of gross indiscipline which cannot be sustained and which we will not allow.” the statement read.

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