Rivers APC happy with Supreme Court Aguma ruling
Amaechi Okonkwo, Port Harcourt.
The Rivers state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has expressed gladness over the Supreme Court’s decision which threw out the claim of Igo Aguma to the chairmanship of the APC caretaker committee, saying it was a welcome development.
The Rivers state spokesman of the party, Chief Ogbonna Nwuke, said the party had been vindicated by the ruling of the apex court.
Aguma had, since sometime in 2020, kept laying claims to the position following a Port Harcourt High Court ruling, insisting he remained chairman, even when he was suspended by other members of the committee.
The Supreme Court, Tuesday, threw out his appeal against the Court of Appeal ruling which said that Isaac Ogbobula was the authentic chairman of the party.
According to Nwuke, “The truth has come to light – that Hon Igo Aguma did not have the locus standi to declare himself as chairman. It also demonstrates that the presiding judge who planted Igo Aguma as chairman of the caretaker committee erred in law in reaching that decision.
Nwuke remarked that Igo Aguma’s disgraceful quest for power, relying on the manipulation of the law, had ended as a mere academic exercise.
“We have always known that Igo Aguma and his co-travellers were out to waste the time of the court.
“The APC national secretariat acted well within its powers when it appointed the caretaker committee headed by Isaac Abot Ogbobula.
“It is now clear to all that the Port Harcourt High Court presided over by Justice George Omereji erred in law when it introduced a meddlesome interloper in the person of Hon. Igo Aguma as the caretaker committee chairman of the Rivers APC in total disregard of the provisions of the party’s constitution which bestows that right exclusively on the national secretariat.
“On the whole, it is a bright new day for the Rivers APC and a positive indication that better days are coming,” the statement concluded.