AA: Supreme Court dismisses Kenneth Udeze’s appeal

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday ( May14, 2024) dismissed the appeal filed by Mr Kenneth Udeze challenging his suspension and subsequent expulsion from the Action Alliance (AA).

In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Garba Lawal on behalf of the five man panel of justices, the apex Court threw out the appeal of Udeze.

Udeze who had been suspended and subsequently expelled from the party by the National Think Thank committee, which is the highest ruling organ of the party had approached the Supreme Court to appeal against the judgment of the Abuja division of the Court of Appeal delivered on 11th November 2022 which upheld the judgment of the Federal High Court, Abeokuta.

The Federal High Court, Abeokuta had ruled in favour of Mr Awofala Awoniyi and the Action Alliance, in it’s judgment delivered on 8th September, 2022, validating the suspension and subsequent expulsion of Udeze from the party with cost of One Million Naira.

The Federal High Court, Abeokuta also held that a member who has been suspended or expelled from the party lacks the locus standi to hold any leadership position in any political party.

Also, the Abuja division of the Court of Appeal while hearing the appeal filed by Udeze declared that the appeal lacked merit and there was no basis for the appeal.

Not satisfied by the judgments of the two appellate courts that declared him unfit for any leadership position in the Action Alliance, Udeze approached the Supreme Court but the matter was eventually dismissed.

With the supreme court judgement delivered on Monday, Udeze was said to have suffered another blow in his quest to lead the AA as its National chairman.

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