(COURT DOCUMENT) Abia Court Vacates Order Stopping Umeh As APGA Chairman

-Judge Say He was Misled

A High Court of Abia State, sitting in Igbere on Friday vacated its earlier order which had restrained the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh, from parading himself as the National Chairman of the party.

It would be recalled that the Abia State High Court sitting at Igbere, had on Wednesday ordered Victor Umeh to stop parading himself as the National Chairman of APGA pending the hearing and determination of a motion on notice filed by five members of the party.

Justice U. Ononogbo, who had given the order, had also directed that the order be served at APGA headquarters in Abuja by pasting the court processes at the party headquarters.

He had as well ordered that the court processes be served on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters, Abuja and adjourned the matter to December 18, 2014 for hearing of the motion on notice.

However, after hearing the oral application by Counsel to Umeh and APGA, O.J. Nnadi (SAN) and taking judicial notice of exhibits attached to the application held that he was misled into granting the said order and subsequently ordered that the ex-parte order made on December 8, which had restrained the first defendant from parading himself as the National Chairman of APGA pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice and all orders contained in the interim/ex-parte order of 8th December in the above suit are hereby vacated.

He adjourned further hearing on the matter to December 8th,2014

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