ABEOKUTA – Ogun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday dismissed its dissolution by the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), saying it was an exercise in futility.
In a statement in Abeokuta, its executive insisted that it was still in office and would continue to carry out its legal duties in line with the party’s constitution.
It argued that the dissolution was premature, as the matter was already before a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Abuja, presided over by Justice Jude Okeke.
The state chapter had gone to court to seek protection against attempts by the NWC to undermine it and abridge its tenure in any form.
The statement, issued by the party’s state Chairman, Derin Adebiyi, indicated that the Ogun APC views its purported dissolution as a brazen disregard for the judiciary and the Nigerian constitution, hence the flagrant abuse of power by the Adams Oshiomhole-led NWC.
“The action is patently illegal; it is an assault on the APC constitution and outside the bounds of acceptable standards in the conduct of party affairs globally.
“It was such acts of impunity that led us to seek legal protection for a four-year mandate freely given to us by the overwhelming majority of party members in Ogun State in May 2018.
“There is no iota of truth in the anti-party activities allegation against us, as we remain committed to the ideals of the APC,” Adebiyi said.