Court stops Bauchi APC chair from parading himself as substantive boss

The Bauchi State High Court 07 presided over by Justice Lamido Kabir Umar has granted an interim order that restrained the All Progressive Congress (APC) chairman, Alhaji Aliyu Babayo Misau, from parading himself as the substantive chairman of the party pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.

The suit No/BA/07/992/2023 between plaintiffs APC concerned citizens and defendants Alhaji Aliyu Babayo Misau, All Progressive Congress (APC).

Counsel to the plaintiffs, Barrister Isa Mohammed, filed a motion vide writ of summons alleging that Babayo contravened the laws of the party and acted against the victory of the party in the recent governorship election.

Barrister Isa told the court that it was in the interest of justice to grant his application in order to avoid any form of chaos from the aggrieved members.

He asked the court to restrain the APC chairman from parading himself as the chairman of the party pending the determination of the substantive suit.

He also pleaded with the court to grant a mandamus order directing the APC to appoint a caretaker pending the determination of the substantive suit.

The Presiding Judge, Justice Umar, granted the order restraining Babayo from parading himself as state APC chairman, and ordered the parties to past track their case, the applicant to file and served his motion on notice and the originating summons within 14 days.

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