Son of Late Kogi State Governor, Abubakar Audu, Sues Oshiomhole, INEC
An All Progressives Congress governorship aspirant in Kogi State, Mustapha Audu, has sued the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, and the state APC for his exclusion from the August 29 governorship primary.
Audu who filed the case at the High Court in Lokoja also joined the chairman of the party’s governorship primary election screening committee, Sen. Hope Uzodinma and INEC.
According to a copy of the court papers filed before the Kogi State High Court, Mustapha, who is the son of late governor Abubakar Audu, claimed that he met the criteria for selection as one of the APC aspirants for the primary election.
He claimed that without going through the laid down processes for the selection of aspirants, the APC National Working Committee (NWC) unjustly excluded his name in the list of cleared aspirants, saying such was a power unknown to the history and traditional of the APC which he said had usurped his rights as a governorship aspirant.
He also sought the court’s declaration that the defendants’ conduct of its screening exercise was in breach of the letters and spirit of the party’s constitution.
He also prayed for the order of the court directing Oshiomhole and the state chairman to include his name as one of the governorship aspirants for the primary.