By Babajide Okeowo
Some aggrieved members of the All-Progressives Congress have made fresh moves to stop the national convention from holding next month.
The plaintiffs are seeking an order of the Federal High Court in Abuja to restrain the Gov. Buni-led Caretaker- and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee from going ahead with the convention on the grounds that state congresses are yet to be completed in all the 36 states of the federation.
Joined as defendants in the suit are the APC, the Chairman of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and the Independent National Electoral Commission.
No date has been fixed for a hearing of the case.
Recall that the issue of when the APC will hold its National Convention has been the subject of heated debate recently.
A few days ago, President Muhammadu Buhari warned the party that a failure by the APC to hold a National Convention expeditiously would negatively impact on its chances of success in coming elections.
Consequently, governors elected on the platform of the ruling party will meet on Sunday with President Buhari to decide on a date for the party’s National Convention.
If this meeting will go ahead in the face of this fresh litigation is left to be seen.