A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt expected to deliver judgement yesterday on the matter brought before it by Igo Aguma has moved it to June 8 2020. The new date for the judgement was communicated by the clerk of the court after the arrival of all parties involved.
Aguma, a chieftain of the party and former member of the National Assembly had approached the court to nullify the five-man caretaker committee of the party in the state. According to him, they were illegally constituted. He prayed the court to declare him chairman of the party and equally recognize statutory leaders of the party.
The emergence of Aguma and his loyalists is seen as a third faction in the party as there exist two known factions in the party already. While one of the faction is loyal to the Hon. Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, the other is loyal to Sen. Magnus Ngei Abe.
The party has been engulfed in crises over the years, which cost them all elective positions in the state, during the last elections. They were unable to partake in the elections due to a court injunction which stopped them from doing so. Attempts made to reconcile both warring factions have not yielded any results.