On the 24th of June 2019, the National Legal Adviser and other representatives of the AAC were in court to continue the spirited legal defence of the party from the scurrilous attempt to usurp its leadership by Leonard Nzenwa and his puppet-masters.
After adoption of processes by the lawyers for both sides, the presiding judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo, sitting in Court 6 of the Federal High Court, Central Area, Abuja opened the floor for adumbration by both lawyers.
In contrast to the lawyer representing Leonard and co, Inibehe Effiong Esq., the National Legal Adviser and counsel to the Party Chairman and Deputy, Omoyele Sowore and Malcolm Fabiyi, delivered a rousing, impassioned summary of the arguments against Mr. Nzenwa’s ill-conceived and bad-faith arguments. He ended by praying the court to not just dismiss their claims and prayers, but to do so with rebuke, and with substantial cost to Sowore and Dr. Fabiyi.
Despite the commencement of the 2019 judicial vacation on the 5th of July, 2019, the judge, in cognisance of the importance of the matter, offered to break his vacation on the 12th of July, 2019, to deliver judgement. Consequently, the case was adjourned to 12th of July, 2019, for judgement.
Other representatives in court were Barr. Sepre Oyeghe, who accompanied the lead counsel Mr. Effiong; Dr. Joshua Adeoye, the Ag. National Secretary, AAC; Mr. Philip Oshiokhue, the National Organising Secretary, AAC; Mr. Jude Eyah, the Administrative Secretary, AAC Headquarters; Miss. Oluwatosin Adeniji, a member of the Office of the Candidate, Take-It-Back; and Mr. Bob Benedict, a State executive of AAC, Federal Capital Territory.