AA threatens to sue INEC

The Action Alliance (AA) has vowed to take legal action against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and its key officers over the faction in the party

The party said Thursday in Abuja that the action would be effected if INEC refused to await outcome of court cases filed against it over alleged suspension.

The party national chairman, Mr Kenneth Udeze, alleged that INEC endorsed the factional executives of the party in spite of pending court cases.

He said that the party would have no option than to begin fresh law suit against the commission.

He said that INEC could be guilty of contempt of court proceedings if it went ahead of the two pending court cases to acknowledge the factional party officials.

On June 21, nine executive members of the party were suspended by the party’s highest caucus, the National Think Tank Committee, which was monitored by officials of INEC.

“We call to let the whole world know the state of Action Alliance national leadership.

“Few days ago, the media was awash with the news that the national chairman of Action Alliance and the national secretary of the party, Mr Vernimbe James, have been suspended from the party.

“That is not correct, that is false, misleading and should be disregarded by all Nigerians and all Action Alliance party members across the country.

“What transpired was that some suspended national officers of the party with uninformed staff of INEC made false pronouncement that the Action Alliance national chairman and secretary were suspended from the party.

“We hold the commission in high esteem under the chairmanship of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu and we believe and hope that it will correct itself on anything that went wrong as a result of misinformation as regard the purported suspension,” he said.Udeze said that he remains the party’s national chairman and Vernimbe, the national secretary, except and until decided otherwise by a competent court of law where the matters were pending.(NAN)  

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