No fewer than 30 aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress have instituted cases against the party in the North-West zone, The PUNCH reports.
The cases, instituted in various courts, were as a result of the conducts of the various primary elections by the party held in the zone.
The National Legal Adviser of the APC, Ahmed El-Marzuq, stated this at a press conference shortly after the maiden meeting of the ‘Legal Field Operations Committee’ in Kaduna.
He said the Committee was to address legal matters by aggrieved members arising from the conducts of the various primary elections during the state Assemblies, Governorship, House of Representatives, Senate and Presidential elections.
“Today the Zonal Legal Field Operations Committee met in Kaduna. In attendance were legal advisers from Kano, Kebbi, Kaduna, Sokoto as well as legal advisers from the National headquarters.
“During such exercises, issues of complaints and petitions are usually received. The law has provided remedies for such complaints to be pursued in the various courts in the land,” El-Marzuq said.
According to the legal adviser, the meeting was part of the party’s efforts to pacify aggrieved members so as to strategize ahead of the 2023 general election.
He explained further that the maiden meeting availed the committee the opportunity of the number of cases in courts against the party, adding that “so far, we recorded 30 cases in the North-West zone.”
Some of the cases, he said, were even from opposition parties, allaying fears that the cases would not affect the fortunes of the party in the forthcoming general election.