The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), has refuted viral claims of a judicature pronouncement affirming Principal Edozie Njoku as the political party’s national chairman.
The All Progressive Grand Alliance is currently battling a leadership crisis that has led to the emergence of several factions, coupled with judicature litigations amidst each of the factions claiming to be the authentic elected national working commission (NWC) of the political party.
A political party chieftain, Edozie Njoku had approached the federal high judicature and sought amidst other reliefs, a statement of the judicature in his favour as the National Chairman of APGA.
He also prayed the judicature to mandate Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognise him as the National Chairman of APGA and to halt recognizing Victor Ike Oye as the National Chairman of the political party.
Notwithstanding, APGA, in a statement by its Chairman in Imo Province, John Iwuala, patch clarifying the outcome of judicature proceedings in the matter betwixt Oye and Njoku held Fri, said Njoku breached division rules by appearing in judicature with a new lawyer.
“Problem started in the judicature when he, (Edozie Njoku) in his usual way brought a lawyer for APGA as against the National legal adviser of the political party, Sly Ezenwoke Esq. The interrogation at present is: who is to stand for APGA as lawyer amidst the duo? he asked.
“After series of deliberations, the judicature later asked both lawyers to file briefs and decided to pronounce the authentic lawyer at the stop of the matter on sentence. This choice did not go downwardly good with Dr Oye and APGA, hence they approached the judicature of Appeal.
“On Fri, 17 Sept. 202, the Tribunal of Appeal, Abuja Partitioning directed that the matter be sent dorsum to the Federal High Tribunal for continuation. There is nil beyond this.
“The judicature of Appeal has every right to invoke the authorities of Say 47 of the judicature of Appeal Human action to assume jurisdiction as the judicature of first off instance but didn’t want to do so as the substance of the example has already been dealt with by 3 appeal judicature judgements via Kano, Awka and Enugu respectively.
“It baffled the leadership of APGA Imo Province Chapter how these simulated intelligence peddlers bear in a myopic way of feeding the public with simulated intelligence. This calls for a yell of reasoning and ecology of reasonableness.
“It must be recalled that this matter emanated from Bauchi Province, where the plaintiff and his co-travellers went for “forum shopping’ to deceive the justice who on sighting danger that both plaintiff and accused are same persons, sponsored by the same individual, just trying to mislead the judicature, washed his hands off from it, the example was transferred to Abuja and Dr Victor Ike Oye was notified of the ongoing matter. What they specialize in is to sue, take their lawyer and take a lawyer for the accused without the knowledge of the accused until sentence is secured. That was what they did in Jigawa. Though the judicature of Appeal Kano partitioning has set it aside and declared *Dr Oye as the duly elected and authentic National Chairman of APGA in a good organized and INEC monitored National Conference held on 31st May 2019.
“With the homecoming of this matter to the High Tribunal yesterday (Fri) from the judicature of Appeal Abuja, the matter is as good as dead as the High judicature lacks jurisdiction to hear whatever matter of which substance has already been heard and finally determined by the Tribunal of Appeal. This one, 3 appeal judicature judgements in favour of Dr Oye including the accolade of N10m against Edozie Njoku for disturbing APGA and the courts of the solid ground.
“I am seeing some other N10m accolade against him before long. I wishing with this, the reading public, particularly our Anambra indigenes resident hither in Imo Province can remain calm and unperturbed over the simulated intelligence.
“We all know the pains you pass through when this simulated, fabricated and malicious intelligence came upwards as it has to do with the emergence of Prof Chukwuma Soludo as the next Governor of Anambra Province, come up Nov 2021”.
APGA accused political jobbers of peddling the simulated viral intelligence to mislead the reading public as division of their failed strategies to truncate the political party’s chances for the Nov 6 gubernatorial election in Anambra province.
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