An All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) stalwart, Ichie Okuli Jude Ejike has dragged former national chairman of the party, Chief Victor
Umeh to Supreme Court seeking an order staying further proceedings in
the Court of Appeal pending the determination of the substantive
appeal No. SC124/2013 filed by his lawyer Chudi Obieze on 4th April
Okuli’s grounds of appeal are:
a. The court of appeal heard the motion for stay of execution of
the judgment of the Enugu State High Court, on 25/03/2013, in the
absence of the appellant Ichie Okuli Jude Ejike.
b. Whilst the proceedings, was still going on, the appellant Ichie
Okuli Jude Ejike, rushed into court, identified himself and informed
the learned Justices that he had not been served.
c. The court of appeal then directed the bailiff of the court to
serve the appellant all the processes in the appeal, which order was
complied with, there in the open.
d. After the appellant was served the processes, the court
adjourned the appeal to the 8th day of April, 2013 for a ruling to be
delivered on the motion for stay of execution, without affording the
appellant the opportunity of reacting to the motion or to be heard in
In another development, APGA Youth Leader Ibrahim Carefor has taken
Chief Tom Ikimi, a chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) to an
Abuja high court seeking an order of perpetual injunction restraining
the defendant from claiming or alleging that APGA is part of the
merging parties forming APC, a retraction of Ikimi’s statement in ThisDay newspaper of 6th March 2013, claiming that APGA is part of APC
and 50 million damages in favour of the plaintiff.
In eleven paragraphs statement of claim, Carefor averred that APGA has
not been path of APC and will never be. He said the statement credited
to Ikimi has caused much disaffection among the youths membership of
the party who have at no time evinced interest in joining APC, adding
that no known member of APGA’s national leadership including himself
has ever participated in the APC merger talks