By Abuchi Onwumelu
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Anambra State Signage and Advertising Agency (ANSAA), Chief Sir Jude Emecheta, has hailed the ruling of the Kano Division of the Appeal Court which struck out the Jagawa High Court Judgment for lacking the territorial jurisdiction to entertain the matter ab initio.
Speaking in an interview with newsmen in Awka, Chief Emecheta described the ruling, which was in favour of the Chief Victor Oye-led Exco of APGA as a triumph for democracy.
The ANSAA boss said justice was a necessity for peace and tranquility, adding that the judgement had further entrenched democratic principles in the system.
Chief Emecheta, who is also the Chairman, Anambra for Soludo (ADS), stated that the incumbent Exco of the party could not be removed without the party’s convention, which, he said, could only be convened by the National chairman himself.
According to Chief Emecheta, with the victory, APGA should march on with the campaign. He said that Professor Chukwuma Soludo’s emergence at the primary election was divine and befitting.
He said the Professor Soludo and Dr. Onyekachukwu Ibezim project campaign team should extend the olive branch to aggrieved party members and even the opposition parties for a smooth victory at the polls.
On what he expected during the electioneering period, Chief Emecheta noted that Anambra people were not known for politics of bitterness and brigandage.
He called on all political parties to play maturely and base their campaigns on issues, and not name calling or use of foul language.
Sir Emecheta expressed optimism that their principal, Professor Soludo, would clear the polls, owing to his sound footing and background, even as he promised that his group, Anambra for Soludo, would embark on intensive campaign to market him in all corners of the state.