Stop acting as APGA chairman, Court tells Massalla

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Updated August 16, 2012

An Abuja high court has reaffirmed its August 7th order restraining Alhaji Sadiq Massalla and Dr Ifedi Okwenna from parading themselves as the acting national chairman and acting national secretary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

The court warned that the ruling subsists pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice filed before the court by Mr Victor Umeh.

The court presided over by Justice Husseni Baba-Yusuf while adjourning the matter to September 13th for further hearing directed that counsel to the defendants, James Ikenyi be served in court as he had earlier complained that his clients were not properly served and that they only saw the order of the court on the pages of newspapers.

It would be recalled that the court gave the order after hearing an ex-parte application moved by counsel to APGA, Mr Patrick Ikwueto on behalf of its national chairman chief Victor Umeh and national secretary Alhaji Aani Shinkafi.

The court had also restrained Massalla and Okwenna from convening, calling or organizing or holding any meeting of any organ of APGA and or otherwise interfering in any manner whatsoever in the affairs of APGA at any level pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice which has been fixed for September 13th.

Umeh and Shinkafi had in a motion ex-parte asked the court to restrain the duo from interfering in the affairs of the party as they have been suspended from the party since June 21st 2012.