By Bukola Olasanmi


A Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday fixed May 3 to hear a suit by a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Adewale Hameed, challenging the purported tenure elongation of APC ’s national officers including its Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun.

Listed as defendants are Odigie-Oyegun, Deputy National Chairman (South ), Segun Oni; and Deputy National Chairman (North), Senator Lawal Shaibu

Others are; National Secretary, Ibrahim Gubi; Vice-Chairman (South-west)Mr. Pius Akinyelure as the fourth and fifth defendants.

APC and the Independent National Electoral Commission are joined as sixth and seventh defendants respectively.

When the case was called on Friday, Dr. Muniz Banire (SAN), counsel to the APC, told the court that the sixth defendant had filed an application to set aside the service of the originating processes on them.

Banire said the order for substituted service on the sixth defendant was obtained fraudulently as the address stated on the order was wrong.