The leadership of the All progressives Congress party (APC) in Delta State on Sunday declared that it is not bound by the consent judgement obtained by some members of the party in the state, following disagreement from the party’s Congress in the state.
A statement signed by one Moses Kamanya, Publicity Secretary, Delta APC, in Asaba on Sunday insisted that the state executives elected at the parallel congresses conducted by the senator ovie Omo- Agege, and Chief Great Ogboru led group have been adjudged illegal by the former chief John Odigie Oyegun led National working committee of the party before it was disbanded.
Part of the text reads: “It has come to Our notice that on June 28, 2018, a consent judgement in respect of a suit filled by Odjebobo Desire Onoyefeme,and Lyndon I.O I Ugbome against the APC National working committee with suit No; FHC/ABJ/Cs /509/8 was secured by Senator Ovie Omo Agege and chief Great Ogboru led group of APC members in Delta state.
The purported consent judgement is to accord legitimacy to the wards and LGA executives elected at the parallel congresses conducted by the Agege/Ogboru group which were earlier adjudged illegal by the chief Odigie John Oyegun-led NWC who actually conducted, supervised and approved the outcome of the recently conducted congresses of the APC nationwide.
The attempt to procure this consent judgement came to our notice and that of the APC NWC on June 12, 2018. The then NWC found out that officers of the legal department in the APC, without its knowledge, directives, consent and approval acted in connivance with its appointed legal counsel to draw up terms of settlement proposed by the plaintiffs that were acting on behalf of the Agege/Ogboru group.
The statement averred that the NWC immediately debriefs the counsel and appoint a new one, Chief J K, Gadzama (SAN) in his place, with the instruction to terminate the process of the consent judgement and purported terms of settlement as they were not authorised.
But in a swift reaction, Chief Otega Emerhor through his media aid, Shedrack Onitsha said, ” We conducted the most credible congress that produced Chief Cyril Ogodo. We are not ready to join issues with Agege/Ogboru group, we are waiting for the new NWC, and steps would be taken, the group is just desperate, and it can’t succeed.”