NEGERIA,Supreme Court writes INEC over judgement on APGA leadership crisis

  • 10 April 2023 / News / 323 / Admin-23


NEGERIA,Supreme Court writes INEC over judgement on APGA leadership crisis

Supreme Court writes INEC over judgement on APGA leadership crisis The Supreme Court has directed Nigeria’s electoral umpire, INEC, to act and recognise Edozie Njoku as the national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). A five-member panel of the Supreme Court, led by Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, on 24 March, said it made a mistake in a judgement it delivered in 2021, where it erroneously wrote the name of Victor Oye as APGA national chairman instead of Mr Njoku’s. In its ruling delivered by Mohammed Lawal, the Supreme Court restated its power to review its judgement and correct such an “accidental error,” when its attention was drawn to it. Consequently, Mr Lawal ordered the removal of Mr Oye’s name as the national chairman of APGA. The ruling was a result of a request by Mr Njoku to have the error corrected. He (Mr Njoku) had written INEC last week requesting it to recognise him as the party’s national chairman based on the Supreme Court judgement.

The Supreme Court has directed Nigeria’s electoral umpire, INEC, to act and recognise Edozie Njoku as the national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

A five-member panel of the Supreme Court, led by Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, on 24 March, said it made a mistake in a judgement it delivered in 2021, where it erroneously wrote the name of Victor Oye as APGA national chairman instead of Mr Njoku’s.

In its ruling delivered by Mohammed Lawal, the Supreme Court restated its power to review its judgement and correct such an “accidental error,” when its attention was drawn to it.

Consequently, Mr Lawal ordered the removal of Mr Oye’s name as the national chairman of APGA.

The ruling was a result of a request by Mr Njoku to have the error corrected.

He (Mr Njoku) had written INEC last week requesting it to recognise him as the party’s national chairman based on the Supreme Court judgement.


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