A Federal High Court in Owerri, Imo state, has ordered the
All Progressives Congress (APC) to refrain from conducting
Saturday’s state congress or any other congress in Imo,
pending the determination of a suit filed by Barrister
Mbagwu Augustine and four others against the APC and 10
The order was served on the APC late Friday.
In the Motion Exparte filed on Thursday, the plaintiffs sought
“an order of interim injunction restraining the 1st to 10th
Defendants, their privies, servants, agents or any one acting
on their behalf or any organ of the AlI Progressives Congress
from holding a local government area congress of the All
Progressives Congress or any other congress in Imo State
pending the hearing and determination of the motion on
notice for interlocutory injunction”
The court, presided over by Justice A. Lewis Allagoa
ordered that, “the respondents are hereby ordered to appear
in court on the next adjourned date to show cause why the
order should not be granted.
“That time is hereby abridged to order that the returned date
shall be 22nd May, 2018, provided that the respondents are
served 48 hours before then; that all parties in the matter
should maintain status quo ante bellum; that the matter
stands adjourned to the 22nd day of May, 2018”.
Governor Okorocha has been having a running battle with
some stakeholders of the APC in the state regarding the
ward and local government congresses.