The faction of Imo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, led by Daniel Nwafor, has said it has commenced contempt proceedings against the National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomole.
Nwafor made this known to reporters in Owerri, at the party’s secretariat, adding that Oshiomole had disregarded valid court judgment which affirmed him (Nwafor) the authentic chairman of APC, in the state.
Nwafor further said that the chapter’s Caretaker Committee Chairman, Marcellinus Nlemigbo, alongside the committee set up by Oshiomhole, have been suspended forthwith.
The suspension letter he read was said to have come from the APC Ezinihitte ward, signed by the ward chairman, Henry Opara, Secretary, Clinton Gbamanti as well as the woman leader and youth leader, Adaihuoma Ofeogbu and Dominic Lawrence respectively.
He said among other things regarding the caretaker committee constituted by Oshiomole, “We have a court order which has asked both parties to be in court on 24 of January. The order is in different badges. The order is to come and convince the court why they have to continue to disregard valid court judgment.
“I want to tell you that we have a court judgment which has affirmed that we are the authentic executive members of Imo APC. “At the federal court, we will understand why Mr Marcelenius Nlemigbo and his cohorts will continue to parade themselves as executive having been suspended from the party.
“We have also commenced contempt proceedings against Adams Oshiomole, why he decided to disregard valid judgement of an FCT, high court, we have nothing than to resort for help from the court.
“We have commenced contempt proceedings against Adams Oshiomole and hopefully and in the next days we will make it public.
“In all this, we call on President Muhammad Buhari, to checkmate Oshiomole because we have always sounded it clear that Oshiomole’s activities are aimed at bringing defeat to APC, in Imo state and the Southeast zone.”
On the reason for the suspension of Oshiomole caretaker committee chairman, Nlemigbo, he read a letter from the ward level to the executive of the party, “We write to inform you sir that Marcellinus Nlemigbo has been suspended from all activities of the party due to his anti-party activities.
“And his refusal to attend several meetings aimed at discussing allegations against him. We urge you to affirm the suspension having followed the due process in accordance with our party constitution and policy.”
Nwafor added that the suspension of Nlemigbo, had been, “affirmed by the local government chapter and State Working Committee, SWC, of the party.”