Anambra APC Chairman, Others Sacked By Court

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By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka

A Federal High Court sitting in Awka, Anambra State has sacked the state chairman of the party, Mr Emeka Ibe over issue of improper nomination.

The sack which was announced on Thursday came was following a petition to the court in suit number FHC/AWK/CS/70/2018 by one of the state chairmanship contestants in the party’s congress in May, Mr Onyi Uzochukwu.

He had asked the court to nullify the Congress and call for a fresh congress.

According to Uzochukwu, the state chairman, Emeka Ibe was not properly nominated for the Congress having failed to purchase the form of the party as appropriately.

Delivering his judgement, Justice I. B Gafai, nullified the congress and ordered  for a fresh state congress for the party in the state.

Others affected by the judgement were members of the executive committee of the party in the State.

In his reaction, the state publicity secretary of the party, Okelo Madukaife, who was  affected by the judgement , said the court processes appertaining to the judgement were yet to be served to any of the persons sacked.

His statement read in part,”Our attention has been drawn to reports in some section of the media to the effect that the Anambra State Executive of APC has been dissolved by a federal High Court sitting in Awka.

“Our State Executive has not been served with any court process in any high court matter relating to any subject around our mandate duly conferred on May 19,2018.

“Consequently, our Executive will be surprised if the  judgement is entered in a matter in which , not being aware it has not defended itself on.

‘However, given our status as a party of the rule of law and due process, we shall if and when we are served with such a process and judgement study it properly with a view to doing the needful on it, within the hierarchy of laws and courts in Nigeria.”

He said they will remain in their duty post which has three years and a half to complete.

Okelo added, “In the interim, our Executive remain intact , properly constituted and within the due discharge of its duties in our great party.

While saying there was no cause for alarm, the publicity secretary called on party faithful to go about their campaign, even as he urged them to relate duly with all party,’s structures within the state.

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