APC legal adviser recommends expulsion of party’s National Vice Chairman, Lukman

The National Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress, Ahmad El-Marzuq, has recommended severe punishment including the option of expulsion to be meted out to the National Vice Chairman for North-West, Salihu Lukman, for taking the party and its leadership to court.

El-Marzuq’s suggestion was contained in a leaked ‘legal opinion’ written to the National Chairman of the party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, dated April 28, 2023.

This was even as concerned members of the National Working Committee of the party set up a committee to look into the lingering feud between Adamu and the North-West vice chair with a view to resolving the internal wrangling rocking the party.

The development is coming barely four days after Adamu and the APC National Secretary, Senator Iyiola Omisore, were dragged to court by Lukman for breaching the party’s constitution.

In the suit filed at the Federal High Court in Abuja last Thursday through his counsel, Mohammed Abdullahi, APC was listed as the first defendant while Adamu, Omisore and the Independent National Electoral Commission were joined as second, third and fourth defendants respectively.

The face-off between the Kaduna politician and the APC national chairman has been a recurring case in the last year.

Aside from repeatedly accusing Adamu of running a one-man show, Lukman lamented that he has also reduced the NWC members to a mere rubber stamp to approve important decisions he singlehandedly take.

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