APC Chairman Petitions Oshiomhole, Others to Police
Kwara state All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman, Alhaji Ishola Balogun-Fulani, has on Monday petitioned the State Commissioner of Police, Aminu Saleh, over Hon. Bashir Bolarinwa’s visit to his office, where he paraded himself as the caretaker chairman of the party in the state.
In the petition through his counsel, Abdulwahab Bamidele, he described Bolarinwa’s visit as misguided and unlawful.
Bolagun-Fulani maintained he, the Secretary of the party, Prince Christopher Tunji Ayeni and other State officers were duly elected as executive members of the Kwara APC on 19 May 2018 and were thereafter sworn into their respective offices for a period of four years.
And that they have been performing their functions since the time of their election till date.
He also stated an Interim order of Injunction from the Kwara State High Court restraining Bolarinwa from parading himself as the caretaker chairman of the APC in the State.
He maintained that Bolagun-Fulani must obey, respect and enforce the court order, telling him to desist from recognizing Bolarinwa as caretaker chairman of the party.
Balogun-Fulani insisted that Bolarinwa’s parading himself as caretaker chairman of Kwara APC is a flagrant disobedience of court order, and thereby commits contempt of court.
And that by visiting the commissioner of police he was allegedly dragging his office into flouting order of the court.
He advised the Commissioner to be guided in his future dealings with Bolarinwa and avoid any attempt to unduly drag his office into supporting, assisting, encouraging and or aiding any form of disrespect or disobedience to lawful order of the court.
“We write you on the above caption on the instruction of Hon Ishola Balogun-Fulani, Hon. Christopher Tunji Ayeni (who are respectively the Kwara Chairman and Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as well as other members of the Kwara Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, (here after called our clients).
“Our clients have instituted suit No: KWS/292/2018 before the Kwara State High Court of Justice, Ilorin as claimants against Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole and 5 other persons of which Hon. Bashir Bolarinwa is the 6th Defendant as a challenge to the purported appointment of Hon. Bashir Bolarinwa and other so-called members of the Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Kwara State on the ground of the baseless for the appointment of any Caretaker Committee for All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kwara State after our clients were duly elected,” according to the petition.