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Rivers APC Crisis Took New Twist, As Ameachi's Loyalist Drag Acting Chairman Of The Party to Court

The crisis rocking Rivers State chapter of the All Progressive Congress APC took new dimension, despite the appeal by the Caretaker Committee and the National Executive Committee (NEC) to all aggrieved members to withdraw their cases from the courts. As the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, yesterday July 8, fixed July 16 for hearing in the appeal brought by the members of the party in Rivers State loyal to Amaechi.

The leader of the three-man panel, Justice Stephen Ada, announced the date for hearing in the substantive suit after the court dismissed the preliminary objection raised by the Acting Chairman of the APC in Rivers, Mr. Igo Aguma, who is of the Senator Magnus Abe’s group.

Magnus Abe, is a former senator representing Rivers South- East in the National Assem­bly, has also called on security agencies in the country on several occasions, to immediately apprehend and bring to book Ameachi and his loyalist for stocking violence in Rivers State.

The sacked Chairman of the party’s Caretaker Committee, Mr. Isaac Ogbobula, who is a loyalist of Amaechi, had approached the Court of Appeal to challenge the judgment of the Rivers State High Court that sacked his committee and affirmed Aguma as the acting chairman of the APC in the state.

Recalls on 17 June, The National Working Committee of the (APC) has affirmed Igo Aguma as the acting chairman of it's troubled Rivers State branch.

The (NWC) took the decision in compliance with the court ruling.

Sixteen members of the (NWC) attended the meeting that was held at the Party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.

Aguma, APC and former National Chairman of the APC, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, are the first, second dependant in the suit.

Justice George Omereji of a Rivers State High Court had also on June 9 affirmed Aguma as the authentic acting chairman of the APC in the state.

However, on 22 June Aguma was suspended from office by the Sen. Andrew Uchendu-led State Executive Committee (SEC) faction, on the grounds that Aguma allegedly took critical decisions concerning the party without the committee members.

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