The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers said it had uncovered a pending court injunction billed to be delivered on Monday against its proposed membership registration and revalidation.
Speaking in Port Harcourt on Sunday evening, the Acting Caretaker Committe Chairman Issac Abbot-Ogbobula, wondered why some aggrieved party members were desperate to stop an exercise that had yet to commence.
He said: “We are once more compelled to brief the press because of a plan tomorrow, Monday 11, 2021 by Justice Mgbor Abina to issue an injunction against the Rivers state of the APC from participating or conducting or going on with the allegedly proposed registration and revalidation of membership exercise.
“Suit no: PHC/3464/CS/2020 between Sunday Hawkins & four other vs All Progressives Congress & National Chairman of the party as 2nd defendant, pending before Honourable Justice Ngbor Abina, sitting at High Court, Okrika division.
“Let us put the record straight, APC in Nigeria does not have any intention of conducting revalidation and registration of Membership exercise on 12th January, 2021, APC Nigeria is not a secret cult, every major programme it conducts is always in the public space and domain, there is no such announcement, advertorial or publication.”
Ogbobula added: “It’s important to also inform you that we have sent a petition to the Chief Judge of Rivers state complaining about this particular misconduct of the judge in connivance with other conspirators including H.A bellow particularly.
“We have duly submitted the petition to the Chief Judge of Rivers state since Friday, 7th of January 202, we have served a petition on Justice Ngbor Abina’s court and it has been uploaded as required by the rules of the court.
“We have asked her to recuse herself from the case and have also asked the chief judge of Riverd state to transfer the matter from her because she has shown gross misconduct and obvious bias against the APC Rivers state.”