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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Court summons former NNPP leaders over contempt

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A Kano state High Court has issued a Form 48 against 18 former leaders of the New Nigeria People’s Party, (NNPP) for contempt of court and disobedience to court order.

The affected former leaders of the party include Chief (Dr.) Boniface Aniebonam, Dr. Gilbert Agbo Major, Barr Tony Christopher Obioha Comrade Oginni Olaposi, Hajia Rekia Zanlaga, Mark Usman, Umar A. Jubril, Alhaji Adebanju Wasiu, Alhaji Tajudeen Adebayo and Alhaji Mamoh Garuba.

Others are Abdulrasaq Abdulsalam, Barr Abiola Henry Olurotimi, Engr Babayo Abdullahi Mohammed, Alhaji Ibrahim Yahaya, Chinonso Adiofu, Hon Prince Subday Chukwuemeka, Barr Jonathan Chineme Ibeogu and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The affected persons are to appear before the Kano State High Court on the 11th of March 2024.

They are to explain why they chose to disobey Court order and why they should not be confined to correctional service.

Our correspondent gathered that the 18 former leaders of the party were the respondents in a case the party instituted in September 2023 to bar them from continuing to parade themselves as leaders and officers of the party.

Hon. Justice Usman Mallam Na’Abba granted an interlocutory injunction on 14th September 2023 restraining the respondents, Dr Boniface Aniebonam and Others by themselves, their agents, cronies, and whoever acting or act through them from parading themselves, issuing press release or granting interviews as national officers, leaders or members of the, Applicant (NNPP) pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.

The Court also granted an order of interim injunction setting aside the purported suspension of Senator Rabiu Musa Kwakwanso as member of the appellant (NNPP) and restrained the INEC from recognizing the suspension pending the hearing and determination of motion on notice.

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