OWERRI—The Chief Martin Agbaso-led National Executive Committee of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has reminded the Chief Victor Oye-led faction that only the Supreme Court can set aside the Appeal Court judgment.
The National Deputy Chairman (South), Chief Jerry Obasi, gave the advice while briefing newsmen yesterday, on the outcome of the party’s National Executive Council meeting in Owerri.
“On May 22, 2017, an Enugu State High Court presided over by Justice Ozoemena, gave an order of mandamus, compelling the police and Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to recognize Chief Martin Agbaso as APGA National Chairman”, Obasi said.
According to the National Deputy Chairman (South), Chief Oye approached the Appeal Court, urging it to join him in the suit, as well as vacate the earlier order made by the lower court.
Obasi said: “In a landmark judgment, the Appeal Court joined him in the suit but outrightly rejected the application to vacate the judgment of the lower court.
“Oye and his group have since approached two courts of equal jurisdiction in Awka and Nnewi, on the same issue. There is hierarchy in judicial process and it is only the Supreme Court that can set aside an order or judgment of the Court of Appeal”, Obasi said.