Please recognize me as APGA national president or risk prison, Mr. Njoku tells INEC chairman

Please recognize me as APGA national president or risk prison, Mr. Njoku tells INEC chairman

Edzie Njoku, the national chairman of the embattled All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), on Friday asked the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Mahmoud Yakubu, whether to recognize him as national chairman or not. If not, he asked them to go to jail for contempt.

The party’s National Chairman, Chief Edjie Njoku, made this known at a press conference in Abuja, saying the court had already issued an order to the INEC Chairman recognizing him (Mr. Njoku) as the National Chairman.

He said that when they return to court on November 29, 2023, the INEC chairman and others will be sentenced to imprisonment for their failure to comply with the court’s orders.

The party chairman said Nigerians must defend the judicial system and save it from men and women who seek to violate it with the aim of destroying its integrity and sanctity.

He was brought before the 40th High Court of the FCT (Case No.: FCT/HC/CV/4068/2023) on November 9, 2023, where Chief Justice Victor Oye brought him on criminal charges in November 2022. , the court recalled, claimed that he had forged documents). He was sentenced by the Supreme Court and subsequently remanded to Surekha Prison.

2) Mahmoud was given a 14-day ultimatum to accept him as APGA’s national president or go to jail.

He said: “Today is November 24, 2023, which means there are five days left until Mr. Mahmoud’s prison sentence is postponed to November 29, 2023.” He found Oye guilty, but given extenuating circumstances, he gave them 14 days to prepare for purge or prison.

“Instead of doing what is necessary, INEC, led by Yakubu Mahmoud, has teamed up with Oye to go to the Court of Appeal and find enough judges to ensure that the contempt charges hanging over their heads end up being a futile exercise. I am boasting that I have procured it. Shouldn’t INEC recognize me right away?

“However, there are far-reaching implications for INEC’s attitude and position, which could lead to forced detention by order of a court of competent jurisdiction in Nigeria. I just want to.”

He noted that the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal is currently plagued by similar erroneous gaffes that occurred in his matter before the Supreme Court.

It added: “Our prayers are with them. The Court of Appeals is burdened with a huge workload. They should therefore be allowed to engage in these delicate duties and have already been recognized by the Supreme Court.” They should not be involved in issues that have been resolved and settled. Dear Nigerians, it is time to stand up and be counted. Do not allow the APGA leadership under my watch to derail or drown your hopes and aspirations. I promise not to.”


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