APGA: As Predicted by TheRazorNews, Umeoji Heads to Supreme Court

The Governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) of the Jude Okeke led faction of the party, Hon. Chukwuma Umeoji has rejected the judgment of the Court of Appeal sitting in Kano which set aside the judgement of the Jigawa High Court which had earlier declared he and Okeke as the authentic gubernatorial candidate and National Chairman of party respectively.

This rejection was exactly as predicted by TheRazorNews on Monday morning, where the newspaper reported that Umeoji has perfected plan to move to the Supreme Court if he lost at the Kano Appeal Court.

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Umeoji and Okeke in a statement by the party’s national publicity secretary, Comrade Okechukwu Chukwunyere, said the judgment was just a temporary setback which will be set aside by the Supreme Court as quickly and easily as possible.

While expressing optimism that the apex court will restore the ticket to Umeoji as the APGA Governorship candidate in the November 6 election and Okeke as the National Chairman, the party however said Umeoji campaign will continue pending the court judgment.

The statement reads, “The Hon. Chukwuma Umeoji campaign will therefore continue unhindered pending the judgment of the Supreme Court where victory is assured. All supporters and party members are therefore urged to remain peaceful and law abiding while maintaining the confidence level as there is nothing that can stop an idea whose time has come. The campaign organization insist that from the reports from the legal team, the Special Panel of the Court of Appeal turned law upside down by sitting on appeal over its earlier ruling and setting that ruling aside without consequential justice.

“How could the Panel rule on the 30th of July, 2021 that the matter before it was a pre-election matter thereby struck out the Appeal by Chief Edozie Njoku filed on the 22nd July, 2021 that it was filed out of time and then come today to now rule that the case is no longer a pre-election matter just to allow Victor Oye’s appeal that was filed on the 30th July, 2021. The Supreme Court will gladly remind the Court of Appeal that consistency in its ruling is one of the core pillars of our judicial system and that a Court cannot sit on appeal over itself nor arbitrarily over rule itself.”

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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