By Emmanuel Aziken
ABUJA—An Abuja High Court will today hear a motion on an application for interlocutory injunction to restrain Mohammed Shittu and Emeka Okengwu from further parading themselves as national officers of the newly registered Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance, APDA.
The motion was sequel to a court action instituted by the party in suit number CV/2691/2017 to restrain the duo of Shittu and Okengwu from representing themselves as Interim National Chairman and Interim National Secretary of the newly registered party.
The motion, which is to be heard by Justice Y. Halilu follows the application by the Mainasara Illo-led new National Working Committee, NWC, that the term of office of the interim national executive lapsed on June 16, 2017 after their initial appointments as interim national officers of the party.
APDA was floated as an option by some leading members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at the heat of the internal crisis between the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led mainstream and the group led by Senator Ali Modu Sheriff.
Besides the restraining order, the party is asking the duo of Shittu and Okengwu to handover the original of party documents, including registration certificates, party funds and the national secretariat to the new executive, which has Illo as national chairman and Mr. Ide Eguabor as National Publicity Secretary.