An Abuja High Court has threatened to issue a bench warrant on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Resident Electoral Commissioner for Imo State, Mr. Francis Ezeonu over contempt of court.
Justice O. A. Musa of the Bwari division of the Court had earlier, in his judgement reaffirmed Daniel Nwafor as the authentic chairman of the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), but the REC did not obey the order.
The judge who was visibly angry that the order of the court was not obeyed directed the Imo State commissioner of Police to effect the order by producing the Resident Electoral Commissioner to appear before it on or before 30th April.
He said Ezeonu’s appearance would be to explain why he should not obey a subsisting court order from a competent court.
Ezeonu was alleged to have discountenance the comprehensive list of candidates and party agents submitted to him for the purpose of the 2019 general elections.
“We will take another date for the security agencies to bring him to court, the court has ordered that he should be present in court and the order should be obeyed,” Ezeonu told journalists after Court session on Thursday.