My dear Party faithful;
Recall that on the 27th day of October 2017 , the Court of Appeal, Ibadan Judicial Division, Holden in Ibadan, Before his Lordships Modupe Fasanmi JCA ; Haruna S Tsammani JCA ; Nonyerem Okoronkwo JCA; … in the matter of Deacon Segun S. 0lalere vs Dr. Victor ike 0ye & APGA ; deciding the appeal in favour of the respondents ( Dr Victor Ike 0ye & APGA) held as follows………. ” that this appeal will be determined on two cardinal and central issues namely……
Issue No. 1
Whether the trial court was right in holding that the national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) can only be removed from office in strict compliance with the provisions of section 20 (3) (b) of the constitution of APGA.
ISSUE NO .2
Whether members of the national working committee ( NWC) and indeed Whether any organ or members of the party can remove the national chairman of APGA other than in accordance with the provisions of section 20 of the constitution of APGA.
Consequently the Court of Appeal made the following findings…..
- A meeting purportedly held somewhere by a group of members purporting to remove the national chairman is devoid of legal and constitutional backing… *the only reason when the National Chairman of the party can be excused from performing any of his statutory or constitutional duties as provided in the APGA Constitution is if he delegates same to other officers spelt out in the APGA Constitution, namely in Article 13(1)(f)
- In the instant case, the suit was predicated on the interpretation of the provisions of the Constitution of APGA dealing on the procedure for the removal of Dr.Victor ike 0ye as the National Chairman of APGA pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of APGA. Accordingly on a combined reading of Articles 12(1)(b) and 20(3)(b) … it is therefore clear from the unambiguous provisions of Articles 12 and 20 above mentioned…. that the power to remove the National Chairman of APGA LIES WITH THE NATIONAL CONVENTION
- It is therefore our view and we hold that the National Chairman of APGA has not been removed…. neither has he delegated his powers to any officer or official of the party…… “the political rascality of the Appellant is a slap on the due process and procedural principles of the rule of law and should not be allowed to thrive in our modern democracy.
This is the judgment of the Court of Appeal delivered on the 27th of October 2017 which remains binding on every member of APGA.
I believe this judgment clearly addresses the recent rascality of of these UNKNOWN BUNCH OF POLITICIANS MASQUERADING WITH THE SAME RASCALITY AND BELIGERENCE NOT TOO DIFFERENT FROM THE LATEST WAVE OF “UNKNOWN GUN MEN”
Please be guided that the central issues decided by this judgment are namely:
A That it is only the National Covention of APGA that can remove the National Chairman from office.
B That no other person can assume and exercise the statutory or constitutional duties vested in the National Chairman by the constitution of APGA…. except where the National Chairman delegates same to any officer pursuant to section 13(1)(f) of the constitution of APGA.
Hon(sir) Ifeatu Obi-okoye
Special Adviser Political Matters.