Court stops Benue APC chairman from posing as party head

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A Benue State High Court has restrained the suspended state chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Austin Agada from parading himself as the chairman of the party following his suspension by his ward chairman and six others on Tuesday.

At press conference held by the chairman of Owukpa Ehaje Ward One and his executive members, the APC in the state has accused the Chief of Staff to the Governor of Benue State, Paul Biam, and the Commissioner for Water Resources, Environment, and Climate, Ugwu Odoh, of organizing police officers and the army to attack the party’s secretariat.

When security personnel wearing plain clothes entered the press conference location and began attacking everyone they saw, chaos ensued.

The entire exco was present at the secretariat, according to the APC chairman of Owukpa Ehaje Ward One, to cast vote of confidence in the chairman and disassociate themselves from those who had suspended him.

Meanwhile, Agada told reporters that the attack was motivated by plan to forcibly remove him from his position as chairman due to accusations of anti-party activity.