MAGNUS ABE EMOTIONAL, SUCCUMBS TO SUPREME COURT JUDGMENT, CONGRATULATES OPPONENTS
Factional leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Senator Magnus Abe has emotionally reacted to Friday’s Supreme Court judgment that affirmed Barr Issac Ogbobula as chairman of Rivers APC.
In a statement made available to Brave Views, personally signed by him, Sen. Abe raised some concerns over the manner the party treated the root cause of the issues that led to protracted legal tussle.
Abe however accepted the Supreme Court judgment and subsequently congratulated the Isaac Ogbobula faction of the APC.
Senator Magnus Abe in the statement instructed his loyalists to close down all the alternative APC Offices in Rivers State and convert same to private offices.
He also urged his supporters to explore other political options to achieve their goals.
In the meantime, celebrations rocked the Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi’s faction of APC, in both Abuja and Rivers State.
APC members in the locations celebrated their three victory.
Brave Views can report on good authority that The Minister of Transportation, Rt Hon Chibuike Ameachi recieved the victorious leadership and other stakeholders of the Rivers State APC, let by Barr Isaac Abbot Ogbobula, after the ruling of the Supreme Court.
Recall that the Supreme Court sitting in Abuja on Friday, dismissed an appeal by a former member of the House of Representatives and statutory member of All Progressives Congress in Rivers State, Hon. Igo Aguma.
Aguma challenged the judgment of the Appeal Court sitting in Abuja, which upturned a High Court presided over Retired Justice Omereji declaring him Chairman of APC in the State.
Upon the judgment of the Appeal in Abuja which removed him as the Caretaker Committee Chairman of APC and declared ISAAC ABBOT-OGBOBULA as the party CTC Chairman in the state, Hon Aguma approached the Supreme Court to reinstate him.
But the five Man Panel of the Supreme led by Justice, AMINA ADAMU-AUGIE in a unanimous judgment granted the objection raised by the respondents Counsel, TUDURU EDEH SAN and dismissed the grands of claimant counsel, EMEKA ETIABA.
The judgment read out by ADAMU-AUGIE held that the issue of party affairs is the business of the party and should be handled by the party internally and not court and thereby dismissed the appeal by AGUMA.
On the appeal brought by the All Progressives Congress against the Judgment in favour of one DELE MOSES and nine others where it was ruled that only those who bought form for congress in 2018 should be the ones to participate in the Congress, the Supreme Court ruled against that judgment for lack of Jurisdiction and held that the matter is an internal party affairs.
On the appeal against victory of VICTOR GIADOM in a judgment by appeal in Abuja, the five Man panel ruled that the case has become mare academic exercise and thereby dismissed the appeal.
And following the judgement of the Supreme Court, Igo Aguma has in a statement announced his exit from the APC.
Aguma said said could not continue to belong to a party that cannot protect the rights of its members.
Also, Aguma’s spokesman, Livingstone Wechie has also exited the APC for similar reason with his boss.