The All Progressive Congress in Rivers State loyal to the Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, on Tuesday celebrated the Supreme Court’s decision to strongly criticize an appeal filed by Igo Aguma in July 2020.
Reacting to the decision of the apex court, the Spokesman for the Amaechi faction of the APC in the state, Chief Ogbonna Nwuke, in a statement titled, ‘We have been vindicated’, praised the apex court’s decision, saying it was a welcomed development.
Nwuke said the development was a pointer that Aguma’s declaration as a Caretaker Committee Chairman of the APC in the state was in error from basic laws without any further additional assumptions.
Aguma was declared the CTC chair of the APC in the state by a Rivers State High Court in June 2020, a development the Amaechi camp rejected.
The statement reads in part, “The truth has surfaced. The truth is that Hon. Igo Aguma did not have the legal standing to declare himself as chairman. It also shows that the presiding judge who planted Igo Aguma as chairman of the Caretaker Committee erred in law in coming to that decision.
“We have always known that Igo Aguma and his co-travellers had the aim of wasting the time of the court. We are glad that the Supreme Court has seen through the antics of the pro-Abe group and consequently thrown out the matter.”
Meanwhile, Igo Aguma, CTC chair of Senator Abe’s faction, reacting to the development in a statement signed by his media adviser, Livingston Wechie, pleaded with party supporters to remain calm.
In addition, Aguma said that the appeal that was struck out was already withdrawn by his council for being statute barred, being a pre-election matter.