Ojudu defies Buhari, insists Presidential Directive on withdrawal of political court cases not applicable to him.


The Special Assistant to President Muhammed Buhari on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu has said that he would pursue the case he had instituted against his state chapter of the All Progressives Congress to it’s logical conclusion.

This was revealed in the Federal High Court, Abuja today when the matter of Ojudud & ors V APC, Ekiti State came up for hearing.


Senator Ojudu’s insistence is in defiance of the directive given by President Muhammadu Buhari that APC party members who had instituted cases against individuals or party structures across the country withdraw same in the interest of enabling peace and reconsolidation within APC. In his speech at the recently concluded APC NEC meeting President Buhari had proposed that this directive be enforced including providing for punitive measures against erring members.

The Presidential aide had taken the Ekiti chapter of the party to court, challenging the composition of the state exco of the party, up to the ward level, arguing that the structure was imposed in contravention with the constitution of the APC.

At the resumption of the hearing today, the presiding judge, Honourable Justice Ekwo adjourned the matter until 30th July 2020 to enable all parties file necessary papers.

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