The Supreme Court has fixed March 24 to decide on the leadership crisis rocking the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.

A five-member panel of the apex court adjourned to rule on a motion that was brought before it by a factional National Chairman of the party, Chief Edozie Njoku.

Njoku had in an application he filed through his team of lawyers led by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Chike Onyemenam, urged the apex court to correct a typographical error in its judgement, which he said wrongly handed the leadership of the party to Chief Victor Oye.

Consequently, relying on Order 8 Rule 16 of the Supreme Court Rules, Njoku re-approached the court to correct the typographical error and slip in the lead judgment of the Court in the appeal that was presided over and delivered by Retired Justice Mary Odili on the 14th of October, 2021.

He is specifically urging the apex court to correct an accidental slip at Page 13, lines 3 to 4 of its judgment, where instead of writing the name of ‘Edozie Njoku’ who was unlawfully removed from his position as the person that was validly elected as National Chairman of APGA at the convention the party held at Oweriri in 2019, mistakenly inserted the name of Victor Oye, who was not a party in the substantive suit that gave rise to the appeal.

It will be recalled that the Police had dragged the Appellant before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, alleging that he forged a judgement of the apex court with the intention of misleading the public and ridiculing the judiciary.

He was further accused of forging the letterheaded paper of Justice Odili who had since retired from the apex court bench.

However, the factional APGA Chairman pleaded not guilty to the charge, even as he has approached the Supreme Court to exonerate himself.

 

RADIO NIGERIA

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