A Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt on Tuesday declared a former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Igo Aguma, as the Acting Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
The Court presided over by Hon. Justice George Omereji, also declared as illegal, the Isaac Agbogbula-led Caretaker Committee of the APC, which was set up by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.
Aguma had approached the Court challenging the legality of the Caretaker Committee set up by the national leadership of the party.
Ruling on a matter instituted by Dele Moses and nine other members of the party, Omereji also ruled that all APC members in Rivers State, who purchased nomination form for the 2018 ward, local government and state congresses be allowed to participate in forthcoming congresses without paying any fresh fee.
Speaking with newsmen outside the court, counsel to APC, Emenike Ebete, said the party will appeal against the decision of the High Court on Aguma.
Ebete said: “The summary of the judgement is that Hon. Igo Aguma should be the Chairman of the party. We have canvassed that has not shown any right far and above other members of the party, who are over 50.
“We have Senators, we have House of Representatives’ members, we have ministers, who are serving. So, what qualifies him to be Chairman of the party? That is what we are going to test.”
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