A Kwara State High Court, Ilorin, has stopped the state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) from recognising Alhaji Mustapha Salman Isowo, as the secretary of the chapter.
The order was sequel to a motion ex-parte filed by counsel to members of the party in Alanamu Central Ward, Ilorin West Local Government Area of the state.
It is recalled that members of the party in ward after they suspended Ishowo on the allegation of anti-party, dragged the state chapter of the APC to court to prevent his further recognition.
According to the originating summons dated February 16, 2023 and deposed to by one of the three claimants in the matter, Jaji Abdulganiy, on behalf of the party, the ward asked the court to restrain the state chapter of the APC (2nd defendant), forthwith from further recognising Isowo as its secretary in the state.
They asked the court to further declare that Isowo acting as the secretary of the 2nd defendant in spite of his suspension is “ultra vires, illegal, null and void”.
In the order granted by Justice I. A. Yusuf on March 2, 2023, the court restrained the state chapter of the APC from recognising Isowo as the state secretary of the party, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice already filed.
Royal Times reports that also, members of the APC in Alanamu ward have demanded for compliance with the court order restraining Alhaji Isowo from parading himself as the state secretary of the party.
Counsel to the Claimants/Applicants, I.0. Jimoh Esq, a principal partner for Olasehinde J. Adeseko & Co, in a statement said that rule of law is supreme, adding that, “being the position of the law, the Order of the Court must obeyed”.