APGA: Gajo Writes Jega, Dissociates Self From Obi-Led Convention
SAN FRANCISCO, April 17, (THEWILL) – The National Financial Secretary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Alhaji Habib Gajo, has written the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Attahiru Jega, to disown the purported election organised by the Anambra State governor, Peter Obi -led group, which produced Maxi Okwu as chairman and elected him as the Financial Secretary of the party.
This came as the National Chairman of APGA, Chief Victor Umeh, forwarded to INEC, the ruling of the Enugu Division of the Court of Appeal which on April 8 restored him as the National Chairman of the party.
Gajo’s letter dated April 11, which was delivered to the INEC Chairman on April 15, denounced his purported election at the convention in Awka which produced Maxi Okwu as the National Chairman of APGA.
Gajo, in the letter, said: "My names are Alhaji Habib Gajo, I am the National Financial Secretary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance. My attention was drawn to a publication wherein my name was listed as having been elected National Financial Secretary of APGA in a purported National Convention of APGA which was said to have held at Women Development Centre, Awka by 1am on April 8th, 2013.
"I wish to state categorically that I neither attended the purported convention nor offered myself for election at the illegal convention. For the avoidance of doubt, I remain the Financial Secretary of APGA under the leadership of Chief Sir, Victor Umeh as National Secretary and Alhaji Sani Abdulahi Shinkafi as the National Secretary.
"I hereby disassociate myself from the said convention and its purported outcome."
Meanwhile, the National Chairman of APGA, Chief Victor Umeh, has forwarded to INEC the ruling of the Enugu Division of the Court of Appeal which on April 8 restored him as the National Chairman of the party.
Umeh, in the letter dated April 15, which was accompanied by a copy of the court's ruling and addressed to the INEC chairman, stated that the ruling is self explanatory, noting that the ruling ordered a return to the status quo.
"I am happy to forward to you the ruling of the Court of Appeal with Appeal number CA/E/84/2013 between Chief Sir. Victor Umeh and Ichie Okuli Jude Ejike. The enrolled order is also attached.
"The ruling and order are self-explanatory. The order directed maintenance of status quo pending the determination of the appeal. This ruling will guide the Commission on the leadership of our great party, APGA," Umeh stated.