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Contempt of court: Ex-APGA bosses, Umeh, Shinkafi may be jailed

ONITSHA — Former chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Victor Umeh, and his former national secretary, Alhaji Sani Shinkafi, may be jailed for contempt of court as the  national chairman of the party, Chief Maxi Okwu, had this week served the duo with Form 48.
Addressing newsmen, yesterday, in his Nkpokolo town, Achi, in Oji Local Government Area, Enugu State, Okwu said Form 49 would be served on them next week should they continue to parade themselves as national leaders against the January 15, 2014 judgement of the Federal High court, Abuja, that enthroned his executive as the authentic national leadership.
Besides, Okwu hinted that Chief Willie Obiano, who was declared as governor- elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission in the last governorship election in Anambra State might not be sworn-in on March 17 following a court order that would this week be served on the state chief judge till the determination of a substantive suit on “who is the real governorship candidate” still pending in court, was dispensed with.
”We are in a law-abiding society, we are not in a jungle. Before the tenure interpretation of Governor Peter Obi people assumed that it would go the other way, so let us see what happens and I will not prejudge it.
“The matter is squarely and squarely before the court and the court will determine it based on its merit. If there is a court order obtained by Obidigbo which the Chief Judge of Anambra State is a party in the suit along with Obiano himself, myself and the APGA, the Chief Judge and all the parties in the suit will obey.

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