RE: SUPREME COURT REAFFIRMS CHIEF EDOZIE NJOKU AS THE AUTHENTIC NATIONAL CHAIRMAN OF APGA
The attention of our great party, the All Progressives Grand Alliance has been drawn to a trending propaganda on social media wherein the Supreme Court was quoted to have purportedly reaffirmed Chief Edozie Njoku as the illusory National Chairman of our great party, APGA. Ironically, in defence of the phantom position, the crafters of the vile propaganda brandished a letter which was purportedly written by Hon Justice Mary Ukaego Peter-Odili, a retired Justice of the Supreme Court and claimed same to be the official position of the Supreme Court.
Ordinarily, we would have ignored the latest antic which has turned out to be yet another episode in the series of Chief Edozie Njoku’s comic display much like a TV soap opera; however, we have deemed it expedient nay imperative to correct the trending narrative on social media platforms as well as state the factual position to our party faithful, candidates and indeed the general public.
We wish to state emphatically nay categorically that the said letter is utterly false, baseless, ludicrous and a poorly scripted attempt by Chief Edozie Njoku and his band of criminal hirelings to mislead the public and indeed numerous persons whom they defrauded in the guise of issuing nominations to run for election on the platform of our great party.
Indeed, a careful perusal of the said document being bandied by Chief Edozie Njoku and his cohorts will readily reveal the apparent forgery. No Justice of the Supreme Court, serving or retired, will address a private letter to an impostor on any issue relating to the subject of a judgment of the Supreme Court let alone a matter in which the Court has issued an official statement in respect of. There are recognised channels of communication between a retired Justice of the Supreme Court and the court itself and same certainly does not include writing an individual on such subject. Worse still, the letter brandished by Chief Edozie Njoku does not convey the message sought to be put out by his group as couriered in the false and misleading heading above. There is nothing in the said ludicrous publication to remotely suggest that the Supreme Court has changed its position on the leadership of APGA as aptly captured in the Official position of the apex court as contained in the Statement issued by the Supreme Court’ Director of Press and Information, Mr Festus Akande on the 1st of September, 2022. Our preliminary investigation and inquiry revealed that the said letter was not written by Hon Justice Mary Odili (Rtd) and is thus purely a forged document!
It’s indeed worrisome that Chief Edozie Njoku can be so bold and audacious as to continue in his brazen forgery of sacred documents and letter-heads of Supreme Court Justices. This is one forgery too many! Perhaps, the latest antic of Chief Edozie Njoku may be his way of shopping for evidence to defend the criminal charges already proffered against him by the Nigerian Police Force in Charge No. CR/12/2022: Inspector General of Police vs Chief Edozie Njoku & Anor pending before the High Court of FCT, Abuja. Sadly, the long arm of the law has since caught up with the impostor and serial fraudster and he has no further option than to present himself for arraignment.
We wish to reassure our great party members and teeming supporters to remain calm as there is no atom of truth in the said publication being circulated by Chief Edozie Njoku and his hirelings. The Supreme Court has not changed its position on the leadership of APGA as evident in the judgment of the Court delivered on the 14th day of October, 2021 wherein the apex court reaffirmed Ozonkpu Dr Victor Ike Oye as the National Chairman of APGA. We have already contacted the relevant law enforcement agencies on the latest forgery by Chief Njoku and they have reassured us that justice will run its full course. We urge the general public to ignore the fraudulent publication as nothing short of the mischievous antics of a drowning man.
Barr Tex Okechukwu
National Publicity Secretary, APGA