AWKA – The Jude Okeke led APGA national leadership which produced Hon. Chukwuma Umeoji as the governorship candidate of the party for the November 6 electoral contest had gone to court to pray it to recognise its contraption as the authentic APGA.
The Jude Okeke group succeeded at the Jigawa and Owerri high courts but the success seemed to be short-lived as an Appeal court in Kano decided otherwise thereby dashing the hopes of Jude Okeke and its make-believe governorship candidate Chukwuma Umeoji, following the decision of the Superior Court to grant Dr. Victor Ike Oye led APGA national leadership to appeal against the verdicts of the High Courts.
The decision of the court of Appeal Kano Division reads thus, ” Today, the Special Panel of the Court of Appeal Kano began by first dismissing the Preliminary Objection of Garba Aliyu, argued by D.D. Dodo SAN
The Court held that the Preliminary Objection is misconceived and therefore dismissed it.
Having dismissed the Objection, the Court of Appeal went ahead to consider the merit of the Application for Leave to Appeal, filed by APGA and its APGA National Chairman, Ọzọnkpu Dr. Victor Ike Oye.
In a well considered Ruling, the Court of Appeal Kano granted APGA and the National Chairman, Ọzọnkpu Dr. Victor Ike Oye, the requisite Leave to Appeal against the Jigawa judgment.
The Court of Appeal Kano made the following specific Orders. Leave to Appeal is granted APGA and OYE to appeal against the Jigawa judgment. Accelerated Hearing of the Appeal is granted.
The Appellants have 24 hours to file and serve their Appellants Brief of Argument. The Respondents have 3 days only to respond to the Appellants Briefs. Weekends are included in the computation of the above days as stipulated. “