- The crisis within the has continued unabated with the party's national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole in the eye of the storm again
- Hon. Michael Akinleye has sued Oshiomhole over an alleged plot to impose Senator Abiola Ajimobi on the APC
- Akinleye, an aspirant for the position of the deputy national chairman (south) of the APC, opposed the endorsement of the former Oyo governor
An aspirant for the vacant position of the deputy national chairman (south) of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Hon. Michael Akinleye has sued the national chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole over an alleged plot to impose former Oyo state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi for the role.
The former occupant of the position, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, himself a former governor of Ekiti state, was appointed the minister of trade and industry in 2019 by President Muhammadu .
The news made the rounds earlier this year that Senator Ajimobi is set to replace Otuba Adebayo in the position.
These are indeed tough times for Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as the chairman of the APC. Photo: Twitter Depositphotos
An aggrieved Akinleye has, however, filed the case before a Federal High court in Ado-Ekiti, through his counsel, Taiwo Omidoyin and Tunde Oke.
The plaintiff in an originating summon said his right had been violated and grossly infringed upon by the action taken by the Oshiomhole.
He noted that he expressed his interest to vie for the position in a letter dated Monday, January 20, which he forwarded to Ekiti state chapter of the APC to nominate him for the position.
Akinleye is the current chairman of APC in Ekiti local government area of Ekiti state. Senator Gbenga Aluko, also from Ekiti, was contesting for the vacant and was the preferred candidate from Ekiti APC caucus.
The plaintiff asked the court to restrain the party from nominating Senator Ajimobi or anybody to the vacant position without following the due process and dictate of the APC constitution.
The case has been scheduled for Thursday, March 12 for definite hearing, after all the parties have been duly served.
Recall that the Ekiti state chapter of the APC had earlier dissociated itself from a report claiming that it endorsed Ajimobi for the position.
The party in a statement on Thursday, February 6, by its spokesperson, Sam Oluwalana,
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