By Okechukwu Onuegbu
The Anambra state publicity secretary, All Progressives Congress (APC), Okelo Madukaife, has said that the party executive recently sacked by a federal high court was not served with the court processes concerning the judgment.
A federal high court sitting in Awka, presided over by Justice I. B Gafai had last Thursday sacked the state chairman of APC, Mr. Emeka Ibe and other members of the executive committee of the party in the state.
The judgment followed a suit filed a chairmanship aspirant of the party, Mr. Onyi Uzochukwu, who in suit number FHC/ AWK/CS/70/2018, alleged that Ibe was not properly nominated for the congress.
Uzochukwu also asked the court to nullify the congress as Ibe did not purchase the form of the party as required by the party’s guidelines.
Justice Gafai further ordered for a fresh state congress for the party in the state.
But reacting to the development, Madukaife said that none of the persons allegedly sacked by the court was served with any court process in any high court matter relating to any subject around their “mandate duly conferred on May 19, 2018.”
“However, given our status as a party of the rule of law and due process, we shall if and when we are served with such a process and judgment, study it properly with a view to doing the needful within the hierarchy of laws and courts in Nigeria. For now, we remain in our duty post, with three years and a half to complete our tenure,” he maintained.