The All Progressives Congress (APC) crisis in Bauchi state has worsened as a faction loyal to Nigeria Ambassador to Germany Yusuf Maitama Tuggar is seeking a restraining order from a High Court to stop the inauguration of the elected Executives of the party in the state.
A member of the faction, Alhaji Hassan Mohammed Sherif, asked the High court to restrain the National Caretaker Committee of the APC led by Mai Mala Buni from inaugurating the new leadership in the state.
The Bauchi State High Court therefore gave an interim order, restraining the national leadership of the party from administering the oath of office on the Hon Babayo Aliyu Misau led executive members elected recently and also issued an order halting any moves by the APC to inaugurate the new leaders of the party in the state.
Two factional state congresses were held at once which produced two factional leaders with Hon Sanusi Aliyu Kunde loyal to Yusuf Tuggar and Hon Babayo Aliyu Misau loyal to the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu both claiming to be the legitimate APC leaders in Bauchi State.
According to copies of the Court Order, the court restrained the acting APC National Caretaker Committee Chairman who is the Governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni, Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu and former Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon Yakubu Dogara and their “privies, agents, cohorts and representatives in whatever capacity from administering the oath of office or according to Hon Babayo Aliyu Misau and his backroom ‘recognition’ as Bauchi APC leaders”.
The Court Order also ordered Hon Babayo Aliyu Misau and those that became APC leaders in Bauchi to not “parade themselves in whatsoever manners or means and or acting in whatever capacities or names called as Bauchi State Executive Officers of APC pending the hearing of the substantive suit filed”.
The order of the High Court persists pending the determination of the suit brought before the court by the plaintiff, Hassan Sheriff.