Chief Chekwas Okorie, a former national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has reminded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of the Supreme Court of Nigeria’s recent decision upholding Edozie Njoku as the legitimate APGA national chairman.
This occurs in the wake of a recent court decision that ousted Mr. Victor Oye and confirmed Njoku as the party’s primary national chairman in the nation.
It came in response to a request from Njoku, who had requested that it refer to him as the national chairman of the party and advise him to ask the court to fix the error by filing a motion.
Njoku has been reinstated as the national chairman following the Supreme Court’s correction of a mistake made by the Jigawa High Court in the case JDU/022/2021 between Alhaji Garba Aliyu and Chief Jude Okeke & 2 Ors.
According to an earlier report from Anaedoonline.ng, Justice Garba Lawal held in a lead judgment that Njoku was wrongfully removed from Jigawa without being registered as a party.
Justice Lawal then concluded that Njoku’s plea was meritorious and granted it as requested.
Earlier, Okorie urged on INEC in a statement released over the weekend to follow the Supreme Court’s unequivocal ruling and follow its consequential directions, which are spelled out in its enrolled decision to accept Njoku as the authentic APGA national Chairman.
According to him, “APGA is the second oldest political party in Nigeria today. This party has immense untapped potential to deepen democracy in Nigeria.
“INEC has a responsibility to support APGA to grow and contribute to the growth of democracy in the country.
“This commission has a responsibility to bring the 19-year leadership crisis in the party to a close by doing the needful. Enough is enough
“The commission has a responsibility to bring the 19-year leadership crisis in the party to a close by doing the needful. Enough is enough”.
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