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APGA crisis : Okorie takes case to Supreme Court

By Ise-Oluwa

ABUJA–Factional chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Chekwas Okorie, yesterday approached the Supreme Court, praying it to annul the verdict of the Abuja Court of Appeal which okayed his expulsion from the party.

Okorie made the request in his appeal to the apex court on a day he filed a separate application,  seeking for an interlocutory injunction restraining the Chief Victor Umeh faction of APGA from presenting to INEC the incumbent Governor of Anambra, Mr Peter Obi as the party’s candidate for the gubernatorial election scheduled for February 6, this year.

He is contesting that Peter Obi allegedly bears fake identity card of the party, issued and signed by Chief Victor Umeh,  who is allegedly not the national leader of APGA.

He said that he filed the urgent application in view of the fact that other candidates from other political parties were aware of the issue he raised in his affidavit and could use that reason to annul the victory of the party at the poll, if at all Obi eventually wins the election.

He is also asking for an order of interlocutory injunction, restraining the executive committee of Umeh-led APGA from parading or holding out any other person, except Mr George Ozodinobi and Mr Okey Umeano as the candidates of APGA for the said election, pending the determination of his appeal.

He said that the issue of party leadership is still in court and is yet to be resolved, saying no court declared Umeh as the national Chairman of APGA, which he is claiming.


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