The All Progressives Congress, APC has threatened to drag members of its splinter group, R-APC to court on a four-count charge of impersonation, fraudulent misrepresentation, conduct likely to breach the peace and Breach of Trademark and Infringement of Copy Right.
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The threat was contained in a statement made available to newsmen by the party national legal adviser, Babatunde Ogala.
The statement partly read below:
“Background: Two days ago, on July 4, 2018, we witnessed a Press Conference by one Mr. Buba Galadima speaking allegedly on behalf of a group of politicians who claim to be of our Party the All Progressives Congress (APC). His very act (as we will show later in this address) taken together with the content of his Press Release were reminiscent of the televised military address issued after a successful execution of a Coup De Tat which Nigerians had become used to before the advent of this sustained democratic experience. The only difference being that Mr. Galadima was gabbed in civilian attire.
“Furthermore, other persons purporting to be members of this group have gone to town seeking to validate this unruly conduct and these have necessitated the APC as the ruling party responsible for the protection of our budding democracy to clarify on the legal import of the action of this group as well as confirm to our teeming supporters across the country that this situation is well within our control and assure all that the rule of law must take its natural course in this matter. What Are The Issues At Stake? Ladies and Gentlemen, the sum total of Mr. Galadima’s Press Release can be captured under 3 (Three) major issues and we will address each of them subsequently; That the Party’s convention was improperly conducted by the Convention Chairman as Consensus candidates were only subjected to a ‘yes’ vote in alleged contravention of Article 20 of the APC Constitution. That a group of delegates have come together 10 (Ten) days after the successful conduct of the APC convention to, in their words, ‘take control and give legitimacy’ to APC now to be known as Reformed APC (‘R-APC).”