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ADC to appeal judgement ending tenure of NWC

The National Leadership of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) has filed an appeal against the judgement of the Abuja high court declaring that the tenure of the national working committee (NWC) has ended.

The high court in Abuja had held that having began in August, 2018, the NWC, under the leadership of Ralph Okey-Nwosu, ended in August this year, and therefore, the emergency NEC meeting called by the committee was “null and void”.

But addressing newsmen in Abuja, the national legal adviser of the party, Peters Oyewole announced that the party had appealed the judgement and was ready to “work on the ruling of the court” that they could hold a national convention to elect new officials.

Mr Oyewole stressed that the court judgment did not mention the institution of a Caretaker Committee as being claimed by some “disgruntled party members”.

The ADC National Legal Adviser said the “Status quo remained in line with the constitution and electoral laws” as the party has applied for a stay of execution of the judgement.

Reporting by Victorson Agbenson; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino and Tony Okerafor