The Action Alliance (AA) has drawn the attention of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to the dismissal of an appeal filed by a former member of the party, Mr Kenneth Udeze before the Supreme Court.
The party said for INEC to rely on Udeze ‘s claim that he has a pending suit before the Supreme Court is baseless and unfounded as the appeal had been dismissed since December 2022.
In the judgment delivered by Justice Kudirat Kekereekun on the 7th of December, 2022, a copy of which was made available to journalists, the apex court dismissed Udeze’s appeal outrightly.
In the suit numbered SC/CV/1259/2022, filed by Kenneth Udeze against Adekunle Rufai Omoaje and others, Udeze appealed against the judgment that authenticated the emergence of Omoaje as the national chairman of the AA.
Udeze who had been suspended and subsequently expelled from the party had approached the Supreme Court to appeal against the judgment won by Omoaje but his case was dismissed along side 49 other cases.
Justice Kekereekun held that the suit was dismissed pursuant to Order 6 rule 3(2) to the rules of the Supreme Court for want of prosecution.
To this end, the party advised the INEC Chairman, Prof Mamood Yakubu not to be cajoled by the antics of Udeze as he has no locus standi to represent the party or challenge it in any capacity, having lost the membership of the party and failed in all the courts he approached.
Besides, the party urged INEC and its chairman in particular to respect all the court judgements in favour of the party and its national chairman, Dr Omoaje.
Recalled that Udeze had in a letter dated 4th November, 2022 written by his counsel, Mr Emeka Ozoani SAN and addressed to the judge of the Federal High Court, Abuja, falsely intimating the court of his pending appeal before the Supreme Court.
Omoaje however, expressed worry about why INEC could respect a letter more than court judgements.