National Politics

Nwafor vs Nlemigbo: S/C adjourns October 2022, as Nwafor’s tenure expires July 2022

Supreme Court of Nigeria has adjourned suit brought to it by the National leadership of the APC against Daniel Nwafor over the state chairman seat of the party in Imo.

Dan Nwafor had dragged the party in the state to court challenging the constitution of the caretaker in Imo when his tenure as the elected chairman of the party is yet to elapse.

The court of Appeal in 2020 gave judgment in favour of Nwafor as the only legal and authentic state chairman of the APC.

The court further ruled that caretaker was not known by law, hence Nwafor would remain on seat pending the lapse of his tenure which takes place by July 2022.

Unsatisfied with the said judgment of the court of Appeal, the APC in a suit number Sc/cv/884/2020, adjourned the matter to October 2022 for hearing.

However, the implication of this long adjournment remains that Dan Nwafor by virtue of the Court of Appeal judgment remains the elected state chairman of the APC in Imo.

Another implication is, before the adjourned date by the Supreme Court, Nwafor’s tenure must have elapsed.

It would be recalled that the National leadership of the APC had in 2018, appointed Nlemigbo, the state caretaker committee chairman of the APC to replace the elected chairman, Dan Nwafor

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