The Supreme Court, on Friday, affirmed Chief Edozie Njoku as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.
The apex court made the pronouncement in a judgement on an application by Njoku, where he sought the regularisation of the amended judgment of Justice Mary Peter Odili delivered on May 9, 2022.
The apex court, in a unanimous decision by a five-man panel of Justices, admitted that it had in a judgement it delivered in 2021, erroneously written the name of Chief Victor Oye, as chairman of the party
It, therefore, issued an order, expunging the aspect of the judgement where Oye’s name was reflected as the national chairman of the party.
Njoku’s motion also followed a letter of the Supreme Court to him on January 19, 2023, wherein the apex court had addressed him as the national chairman of APGA and advised him to approach the court by way of a motion to correct the slip.
The accidental slip which was corrected by the Supreme Court has restored Njoku as the actual national chairman of the party that was wrongfully removed by a Jigawa High Court.
In a lead Judgment, Justice Garba Lawal held that it was Edozie Njoku that was wrongly removed at Jigawa without being joined as a party.
Justice Lawal Subsequently, stated that Njoku’s application was meritorious and consequently granted it as prayed.
Reacting to the judgement, Njoku appealed to the Governor of Anambra State, Charles Soludo to make himself available for a discussion on the way forward for the party.
He said he will also do everything possible to bring stability to the party.