The Acting Chairman of APC’s Caretaker Committee, Hon Sokonte Davies Tuesday resumed work at the APC State Party Secretariat along the Port Harcourt – Aba Road.
Davies had replaced Hon. Igo Aguma whom a majority of statutory members of the party eased out of office for allegedly running the Caretaker Committee as a sole administrator.
The former Executive Director of NPA told journalists he resumed work at the State Secretariat in order to encourage mass participation in the affairs of the party.
He said that statutory members were committed to peaceful conduct within the party and promised he would work for the unity of the party in the State
On the first day, the Acting Chairman and officials of the party robbed minds in an effort to set an agenda for the commencement of activities within the party.
In a related development, the Caretaker Committee has drawn the attention of the National Secretariat of the party as well as members of the public to an alleged plan by persons led by Igo Aguma to obtain a restraining order to prevent the Caretaker Committee from rebuilding the party.
Judge Omereji in his ruling which brought Aguma to power urged the APC to commence the process of reconstructing the party.
Incidentally, Aguma’s inability to comply with this aspect of the ruling provided the lacunae for his removal from office by 28 out of 38 statutory members who constitute the Caretaker Committee.
. Ogbonna Nwuke, Acting State Publicity Secretary said the party has become aware of a plot of the Igo Aguma group to overturn the popular will of a great majority of party members.
“Our attention has been drawn to moves by the Igo Aguma led faction to overturn the popular decision taken on behalf of well meaning party members to restore decorum, orderliness, unity and peace by a vast majority of statutory members who include two former Governors of Rivers State.
“Recall that 28 out of 38 statutory members recognized by the APC Party Constitution had on Monday, 22nd June, 2020 resolved to replace Hon Igo Aguma who has been acting as a, sole administrator, with Hon. Sokonte Davies, an experienced party administrator and former Executive Director of NPA.”
Part of the statement reads:
” We have learnt that Igo Aguma and his acolytes are currently shopping in the Judiciary for judges they need to scuttle the will of an overwhelming majority of party members in Rivers State in their bid to stagnate ongoing efforts to rebuild the party in Rivers State.
“We are constrained as stakeholders to bring this development to the attention of the National Secretariat of our great Party and members of the public.
” We reaffirm that we are determined to uphold the decision of the a Port Harcourt High Court which was presided over by Justice Omereji, to wit, to ensure that sanity, justice, discipline, order, peace and progress is restored.
“Let it be known that we are aware of the subterranean moves being made by Igo Aguma and his co-travellers who have volunteered to constitute themselves as obstacles to the wheel of progress.
” We shall remain resolute in our resolve to defend the integrity and stability of our great Party. Accordingly, we urge Igo Aguma and his followers who are presently running around the corridors of the Judiciary as sheep without shepherd to sheath their swords, and join hands with their fellow compatriots in the ongoing effort to rebuild our great party.
“Politics is a game of the majority in which reason, interests and companionship prevails, and we extend our hand of fellowship to Igo Aguma and his friends to join other statutory members in laying a solid foundation for the progress and unity of our party.
“We urge them to return home and assure them that the leadership of Hon. Sekonte Davies would be focused but accommodating in the daily conduct of party affairs.
“Finally, the decision painstakingly taken in the overall interest of our great Party is irrevocable and no amount of blackmail will change the position of the silent majority of our great party members who are determined to reclaim complete ownership of their own party.” — PHC Telegraph