An aggrieved member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State, Mr. IfeanyiOnwuameze, has filed a suit before the Federal High Court Enugu asking the Court to nullify the entire primaries of the party in the State.
In the suit, Mr. Onwuameze asserted that the entire primaries held on October 3rd and 4th, 2018 should be nullified, stressing that the open ballot system of voting adopted violated section 37 of the 1999 Constitution as amended.
APC and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were joined as first and second respondents in the fundamental human rights enforcement suit by Counsel to the plaintiff, Mr. Godwin Onwusi.
Ina 32 paragraph affidavit in support of his application, Mr. Onwuameze maintained that subjecting him to open ballot system was a violation of his right and that of the other party members as guaranteed by section 37 of the 1999 Constitution as amended.
Mr. Onwuamezeamong other prayers sought an order of perpetual injunction restraining the second respondent (INEC), its officers, agents and privies from publishing, putting in the ballot or putting forward for the 2019 general election, all the first respondent’s (APC’s) National Assembly, Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly candidates, who emerged from what he described as unconstitutional primaries conducted on the 3rd and 4th of October, 2018.
The Court however scheduled the hearing of the matter to take place on November 12, 2018.