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APGA chairman rejoices over Soludo’s Supreme Court victory

 APGA chairman rejoices over Soludo’s Supreme Court victory

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Dr Victor Oye has described the Supreme Court victory as a call to greater service to the party.

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the emergence of ex-Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Prof Charles Soludo as the candidate of APGA in the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State.

A five-member panel of the apex court, led by Justice Mary Odili, was unanimous in holding that the appeal filed by the Jude Okeke-factional leadership of APGA was without merit and proceeded to dismiss it.

The court held that the issue of party leadership and the election of party’s officials were internal affairs of a political party over which courts lacked jurisdiction.

A statement in Abuja by Oye in reaction to the judgment said: “Today the Supreme Court of Nigeria reaffirmed the leadership of APGA under me by unanimously dismissing the twin-suit filed by one Jude Okeke and his cohorts.

“We thank God for his mercifulness and compassion and for seeing us through the intense legal battles. By this victory we have been called to greater service to our great party.

“The November 6, 2021 Anambra State Governorship Election is drawing closer and this places an additional responsibility on us collectively and individually as members of the party.

“We must guard our loins and take up the gauntlet for the task ahead by ensuring that nothing distracts us as we work for victory in the Anambra State Governorship election”.

The APGA chairman called on all party members to reach out to other aggrieved members all over the country about the need to continue to work together for the growth and development of the party.

He said: “We need everybody on board as we work to reposition our party for 2021 and 2023. APGA remains the preferred destination for any genuine lover of democracy; and we will continue to open up the space for equal participation by all genuine members of the party.

“Rest assured that we will be magnanimous in victory, because we believe that leadership comes from God. We thank the judiciary for their doggedness in defending the cause of democracy and shutting out those whose activities are inimical to national development and ethos”.

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