As the date draws near for a pronouncement by the Supreme Court on the lingering leadership tussle in the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), supporters of Chief Victor Oye, factional leader of the party, have expressed confidence that the case would be decided in their favour. Party members, mainly from Imo and Anambra states recently paid a solidarity visit to Oye to reiterate their unflinching support.
The Oye faction is also believed to enjoy the benevolence of Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano.
Another group of APGA members loyal to Oye reportedly met in Abuja yesterday to fashion out methods that will keep the APGA leadership within the Oye and Obiano camp, ahead of the 2019 general elections.
APGA leadership has been a matter of contention in court since May 22, 2017, when an Enugu High Court presided over by Justice A. R. Ozoemena, gave an order of mandamus, compelling the police and Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to recognise Chief Martin Agbaso as APGA national chairman.
The High Court’s decision followed an application brought to it by the party’s deputy chairman in Enugu State, Mike Alioke, asking the court for an order of mandamus, compelling INEC to recognise the decision of APGA appointing Agbaso as the acting national chairman of the party.