Tuesday, 18 July 2017

APGA crisis: Oye vows to violate court orders restraining him as Chairman

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By Okechukwu Onuegbu

The embattled National Chairman, All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Victor Oye has said that he remains the National Chairman of his party, and would never obey the recent order of mandamus by an Enugu High court that sacked him.

Oye, who described the court order as injustice, wondered why he should obey it when he was not a party to him, neither was he mentioned as plaintiff or defendant in the matter.

The embattled National Chairman, who was a guest to the members of the correspondents’ chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists(NUJ), Anambra state chapter, said his faction of the party remains the authentic APGA, and that nothing can change that.

According to him, "Why would I obey a stupid court order when I was not served? This injustice must be corrected. I challenge the judge to tell the whole world if he is a qualified judge. My daughter is a lawyer and can not grant that kind of judgement in a nation as populous as Nigeria.

"If a court brings an order and says your wife is no longer your wife, will you accept that? Why should I be made to suffer vicarious liability for what I was not a part of? There are thousands of court judgments in Nigeria that have not been obeyed, especially a country like Nigeria. Tell me, why should I obey an order like that?”

That was even as he accused the court pronounced National chairman, chief Martins Agabso, saying that he has come to reap where he did not sow as he was not a member of the party in the first instance.

“I took some members of my party to Agbaso’s house in Imo State sometime in the past, and our mission was to woo him into APGA, and he told us that he can not join APGA, that APGA was a motor without engine. How can such a person turn around and be the leader of APGA?

“What he is doing is, wasting his time. I was called upon to come and contest the position of the national chairman of APGA, and I did so and won in a convention. The only way they can remove me is through a convention, and the Supreme Court has said so in the matter between Sheriff and Makarfi. 

"Agbaso’s name is never in his Emekuku ward 2 register. Also, all the organs of the party including the National Executive Committee(NEC), National Working Committee(NEC) and State Working Committee(SWC) are all with me not Agbaso. My faction is the only APGA recognized in INEC. So nothing can change that.

"INEC will not even accept any document from Agbaso in the name of APGA. Let me tell you, it is not every court judgment that you Obey. My daughter is a lawyer and can not grant that kind of order they got at Enugu."

He later drummed support for the Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano second term bid, insisting that he has performed creditably as governor of the state, and people were ready to vote him again.

He listed security among others as part of the achievements of the Anambra State governor, while crediting the former governor, Mr Peter Obi for laying the foundation on which Obiano was building super structures in the state today.



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