Following the ruling of the Supreme Court on Monday, which sacked the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Victor Oye, the new leadership of the party under Edozie Njoku has appealed to all its aggrieved members, including the sacked chairman, to join hands with him to move the party forward.
The Supreme Court had sacked Victor Oye and reinstated Mr Edozie Njoku, as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, after a long legal tussle between the contending parties.
The new APGA national chairman, Edozie Njoku, who made the appeal at a press conference in Abuja, also hinted that a meeting of key stakeholders of the party will hold soon to chart the way forward because APGA is a party desirous of making significant inroads into the nation’s political space in the 2023 general elections.
He debunked the insinuation that the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, is an Igbo party, but said the Igbos have a strong sentiment for the party. He, therefore, cautioned that people need to be truly guided.
Njoku urged those who left the party to return back, as there is room for everyone. In the same vein, he appealed to the seven members of the party’s National Working Committee, NWC, to calm down and to reduce the rhetoric of insulting one another,
He described Oye as a gentleman, whom he has high respect for, and that he will reach out to Oye as a former national chairman of their party. He urged other party members to also respect him.
He stressed that there was no victor and no vanquish, but a name that was inserted where it was supposed to have been.
Njoku also used the press conference to thank all Nigerians whom he said stood behind justice, and all those who have laboured under the side of truth.
However, Victor Oye, in his reaction said the Supreme Court judgement being ‘brandished’ by Njoku is a fake and doctored document and promised that he will make public the true state of affairs of the party.