The national vice-chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the North-west, Comrade Salihu Moh Lukman, has explained that he dragged the party’s national chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, to court to prevent a “looming anarchy” in the management of the party.
In a letter dated May 2 and addressed to Adamu, Lukman said he did not violate any provision of the party’s constitution by instituting a suit against the chairman and Iyiola Omisore, APC national secretary.
The vice-chairman is asking the federal high court in Abuja to compel Adamu and Omisore to provide the party’s financial report at a national executive committee (NEC) meeting.
However, Ahmad El-Marzuq, the APC national legal adviser, recommended Lukman’s expulsion for suing Adamu and Omisore, arguing that the vice-chairman did not exhaust the party’s internal mechanism to resolve the issue before heading to court.
Lukman in his letter, said Adamu must not be seen as “too powerful to be governed or controlled by the party constitution”.
“[The suit] instituted primarily to arrest the looming danger of anarchy in the management of our party, which is actively being promoted by the national legal adviser for which he has the effrontery to recommend that,” the letter reads.
“Your Excellency, the National Legal Adviser and all those involved in the effort to subvert the constitution of the party may wish to convert all the party resources to fund appearances in court to defend the indefensible.
“Those of us who stand for justice, even as orphans, will always find partners and allies among senior members of the Bar who will provide pro-bono services in defense of democracy.
“I am confident that our founding leaders led by President Muhammadu Buhari and president-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will bring their moral authority to serve as a check to restore constitutional order in the APC.”