The Imo State chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress has filed a contempt suit against the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole.
At a press conference in Owerri, the Imo State capital on Wednesday, the APC chairman in the state, Daniel Nwafor, said the contempt suit was filed at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
Nwafor, who accused Oshiomhole of working against the success of the party, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “watch the national chairman closely.”
He said that the contempt suit was suited to checkmate the undemocratic and illegal activities of the former governor of Edo state.
Nwafor said that Oshiomhole had no power,morally or legally to arbitrarily “dissolve ” dully elected APC executives in Imo state and appointed a caretaker committee.
He said that the action was contemptuous in the sense that there was an exiting court judgment which barred Oshiomhole from doing so.
Nwafor said “we have commenced a contempt proceeding against Mr Adams Oshiomhole. It is at the federal High Court, Abuja.”
“In the days to come we will publish it in the National newspapers for the world to read.We have said that president Muhammadu Buhari should watch Mr Adams Oshiomhole closely.”
“The National chairman had no powers to arbitrarily dissolve a dully elected APC executives in Imo state and so appoint a purported caretaker committee.”
Nwafor also informed that the APC in the state under his leadership had suspended the “purported” caretaker committee chairman,Marcellinus Nlemigbo and the members of his committee.
He said that Nlemigbo,had engaged in anti party activities and had not attended APC meeting in his Ezinihitte ward in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area in the last one year.
Describing the caretaker committee chairman and his members as impostors, Nwafor said that he would not be distracted.
He said that the suspension was indefinite.
Nwafor said that despite the crisis in the party,APC would carry the day in the state.
According to him,the caretaker committee had no powers to summon the state governor ,Rochas Okorocha and five others to appear before a “purported disciplinary committee.
He said that he remained the only person in the state who had the powers to set up a disciplinary committee and to ask anyone to appear before it.