APGA: Massala Endorses Court Ruling, Supports Maxi Okwu As Acting National Chairman

 [ Masterweb Reports ] – The former National Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Alhaji Sadeeq Massala has described as perfect and necessary, the Saturday meeting of the National Caucus of APGA that agreed they will not appeal the judgment removing the former Chairman of the Party, Chief Victor Umeh as well as other members of the Executive, including himself. He also endorsed the steps taken by the party towards organizing a proper Convention as the court directed, by appointing Acting EXCO and charged them to work towards that.


On why he turned around from his earlier position of not supporting the meeting, Massala, who brandished a copy of the judgment removing Chief Victor Umeh and others said: “The problem with those of us that are ardent believers in the rule of law is that we do not act in cases involving court judgments until we have seen the judgments. As at the time I was invited to the Saturday meeting, I asked for the judgment to give to my personal lawyer for advice, but nobody gave it to me. Feeling that it was a case of using me to perpetuate illegality, I kicked against the move. However, I got the judgment on Monday’s night. Having read it and having been advised by my lawyer on the import of the judgment, I accept it, realizing that the National Caucus has acted within the letters and spirit of the judgment and should be commended.”


Massala, said he had since found out that Chief Victor Umeh, who had been prancing about from one media house to another was simply feeding the public with falsehoods about the judgment simply to confuse and deceive them. He also commended the Judgment, saying it would offer the Party an opportunity to restructure for the much needed growth and development. He cautioned against some people seeing themselves as Kings and the party as their kingdom.


In another development, Governor Peter Obi, who was recently adopted as the leader of the party said he was contended to be the Deputy Leader in line with the previous agreement of the party that Dim Chukwumeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu should remain the leader of the party even in death.


He thanked the members of the party for the mature steps taken so far to re-position the party in line with the judgment of the court and said that he would continue to offer his best for the party.


*Photo Caption - Alhaji Sadeeq Massala

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