INEC appoints Njoku as APGA Chairman

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, yesterday at a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in Bwari, Abuja, formally recognised Edozie Njoku as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

At the resumed hearing yesterday, Prof Yakubu told Justice Mohammed Madugu that the committee’s decision to recognise Njoku was in compliance with a court order which declared him the national chairman of the party.

The INEC chairman, through his lawyer, Mr Ahmed Mohammed, told the court that the move was to free himself from the detention order imposed on him by the court.

Justice Madugu delivered the judgement on November 9, 2023 on the detention proceedings instituted against the alleged former Chairman of APGA, Mr Victor Oye (first defendant) and the Chairman of INEC (second defendant) for failing to comply with a valid order of the High Court dated May 10, 2023.

The court found that Oye and Yakubu had breached the order passed on May 10, 2023.

The contempt charge arose from a suit filed by two APGA national executives, Kamal Ogidan and Rabiu Mustapha, at the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Bwari, to enforce a Supreme Court ruling on the leadership tussle rocking APGA.

Counsel for the plaintiffs/applicants, Mr Michael Ajala, updated the court on the latest developments after INEC counsel, Mr Ahmed Mohammed, briefed the committee on the situation.


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