From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure

Following the Friday sack of Major Hamzat Al-Mustapha as the presidential candidate of the Action Alliance (AA), by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, the party has warned Al-Mustapha against parading himself as the party’s presidential flag bearer.

Also, the party warned others contesting various elective positions in the Kenneth Udeze-led faction of the party to desist from parading themselves as the party’s flag bearer or face litigation.

Besides, the AA described as fallacy a statement credited to one Mr Emmanuel Johnson Chukwuka that himself and Major Hamzat Al-Mustapha are still in the race to contest the 2023 presidential election.

National chairman of the party, Hon Adekunle Rufai Omoaje in his reaction to Chukwuka’s statement said the judgment delivered by Justice Z.B Abubakar of the Federal High Court, Abuja was not ambiguous, hence Chukwuka and his co-travellers should be able to interpret it.

Omoaje in a statement made available to newsmen in Akure yesterday, said, by the judgment of the Federal High Court Abuja which ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to display the list of candidates he submitted, Al-Mustapha seized to be the party’s presidential candidate.

He advised both Al-Mustapha and Chukwuka to respect the rule of law and prevent being charged for contempt as the party would not hesitate to charge them for impersonation and contempt if they continue to parade themselves as the presidential and Vice presidential candidates of the party respectively.

The AA National Chairman said the judgment was clear and unequivocal on the list of candidates to be displayed by INEC in its offices and on its website.

Also, Omoaje called on INEC to respect the court order and act fast, saying that “as a respected and independent institution, we expect INEC to act fast on the order of the Federal High Court Abuja delivered on Friday by His Lordship, Justice Abubakar.”

“The party will continue to toe the path of honour and we shall not undermine due process and rule of law in all our activities. The Action Alliance is one and all those who are out to destroy the party have been shown the way out,” he added.

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