A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has declared that Mr Kenneth Udeze lacks the right to institute any litigation on behalf of the Action Alliance (AA), having been expelled from the party.
Udeze had approached the court to seek an order preventing the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, from contesting the 2023 presidential election.
“Joined in the suit is the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Kashim Shetima,” the court said.
In her ruling on Wednesday, the presiding judge, Justice B.F.M Nyako, held that Udeze cannot represent the party in the suit he instituted and granted an application by the national chairman of the party, Hon Adekunle Rufai Omoaje, to be joined in the suit.
She ruled that Omoaje will henceforth represent the Action Alliance (AA) in the matter.
To this end, the court also ruled that all documents relating to the case should be served to Omoaje who will henceforth represent the party in the suit.
The case was thereafter adjourned to December 6, 2022.
Recalled that the National Think Thank committee which is the highest ruling organ of the party had since 2019 suspended and subsequently expelled Udeze from the party.