The lingering crises in the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), took another twist on Monday, as its embattled chairman Victor Oye refuted claims by Martin Agbaso an existing Appeal Court order restrained him as party boss.
Oye called the claims fallacious and wishful thinking, insisting that there was no order of any Court of Appeal against him, just as he advised Agbaso to turn his attention to more fruitful endeavours in his best interest.
He recalled that on July 28, 2017, Justice Dennis Maduechesi of Awka High Court delivered judgment against Agbaso by declaring Chief Oye the authentic National Chairman of APGA.
“On the same day at the Nnewi High Court, Justice Chukwudi C. Okaa issued an interlocutory injunction restraining Agbaso and four others from organizing, conducting or holding any congress, conference or primary election in the name of APGA and for the purpose of selecting/nominating any gubernatorial candidate of APGA for the forthcoming 2017 Anambra State Governorship Election”.
But in a swift reaction to the rulings at the two High Courts, Agbaso was quoted to have told newsmen that there was a Court of Appeal Order against Oye, which he said rendered the verdicts of the lower courts meaningless.
Oye however said the true position is that the Order of Mandamus which Chief Agbaso obtained through fraudulent means at the Enugu High Court is being challenged at the Court of Appeal, even as he enumerated the grounds on which his party filed the case against Agbaso at the Court of Appeal.
“Both the Police and the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) were not served any Court processes in the case and neither was represented. Secondly, that the Plaintiffs had no locus to sue. Finally, the commencement of trial by motion on notice, by which Chief Agbaso got a judgment at the Enugu High Court was unknown to law,” Oye noted.