RIVERS APC WILL PARTICIPATE IN SEPTEMBER 4 LOCAL GOVERNMENT CONGRESS ~says party Chairman, Barr Isaac Ogbobula
….reveals APC has Appeal Court judgment already that can’t stop them from participating
The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Barr ISAAC OGBOBULA has assured that the party will participate in the forthcoming Local Government Congress slated to hold in September 4, 2021, the State Congress as well as the National Convention.
The comment of the Rivers State APC Chairman comes just as the national executives of the party, through its Secretary, JOHN AKPANUDOEDEHE released a statement on Wednesday, stating that the party has fixed the LGA Congress in September 4.
Brave Views recalls that the Ward Congress of the APC held nationwide on the 31st of July, 2021, except in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Bayelsa and Imo States.
However, that of Rivers State was later confronted with a law suit by some aggrieved members led by one Stephen Wona.
Court papers that were served to the party in the state, on Monday 3rd August, days after the conduct of the Ward Congress, indicated that the Rivers State High Court ordered parties to maintain status quo.
The court had also fixed Thursday 6 August to rule on the motion for interlocutory injunction filed by the aggrieved members, who alleged that they were disallowed to participate in the Congress at their various Wards.
But the APC and its Chairman in Rivers State, Barr ISAAC OGBOBULA quickly approached the Appeal Court, challenging the jurisdiction of the State High to hear the matter.
Speaking in an interview with Brave Views on the latest timetable for the LGA Congress, Chairman of APC in Rivers State, Barr ISAAC OGBOBULA said the party in the state would participate in the forthcoming Congress.
He said nothing is inhibiting the party in the state from participating in all activities ordered by the National Secretariat.
ISAAC OGBOBULA also disclosed that the party has a judgement from an Appeal Court to take part in all party activities.
“I’m sure that APC Rivers State Chapter will participate in the upcoming Local Government Congresses because there is nothing actually inhibiting us from doing so.
“What people don’t know is that we have a judgement at the court of Appeal, which allows APC, Rivers State Chapter to participate in every activity of the party at all levels; including: registration, revalidation and Congresses at any level, whether it is Ward, Local Government or State and in fact National Convention”.
Barr ISAAC OGBOBULA further argued that the judgement of the Appeal Court cannot be inferior to a mere directive given by the Rivers State High Court.