Only the courts can determine Rivers APC fate – Aguma

Igo Aguma, a faction caretaker chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State has said only the judiciary can determine the party’s fate in the state.

Aguma who said that the state chapter was exempted from the National Executive Council’s dissolution of party structures across the country because prior to the resolution, said the party already had a caretaker committee led by him, and as declared by the court.

He added that since no higher court had reversed the decision, he remained the acting chairman.

According to him: “The purported resolution by NEC was that the existing elected structures of the party at all levels be converted to caretaker committees, and this was already in place in Rivers State under my legitimate caretaker committee, which is still a subject of various appeals while the judgment remains in force.

“We shall test every question, including all issues, up to the Supreme Court because only the judiciary can determine the fate of the APC in Rivers State, and we are fully committed to the rule of law.

“All we are demanding and asking for is constitutional and inclusive democratic politics in line with our party constitution.”

He said that the party is back to the path that ensured it did not have candidates for the 2019 general election, thereby dashing the hope of traumatised party faithful.