The Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Igo Aguma says he will implement all court judgements especially the Supreme Court ruling on the conduct of party congresses which is the root of the current crisis in the party.
Aguma who spoke shortly after the High Court ruling which declared him Chairman of the Caretaker Committee Chairman of the party also said there was nothing personal in his struggle for the rescue of the party through the court. He said it was for the collective good of the APC in Rivers State.
He said, “May I say that It was not about Igo Aguma. It was about us as a people. I promise never to compromise this struggle for justice. We must continue the engagement and conversations for the life of our party and interests”.
Aguma said the court ruling offers the leadership of the APC the opportunity to genuinely imbibe democratic tenets in keeping with the Constitution of the party and a chance to show that the party respects the rule of law, is law abiding and has no choice but to build on constitutional democracy.
“We now have an opportunity for gunine reconciliation and peace though not driven by the principal actors but the statutory members of the state Executive Committee which the principal actor are bonafide members,” he said.
Insisting that the party is bigger every single individual, he appealed to APC members in the state to take advantage of the ruling and explore options for peace to reunite the party.
“I urge all party men and women to come together to explore options for peace for progressive as progressives. APC is bigger than any man or woman. As long as you are a member, you are a stakeholder hence the tradition of internal democracy must be our watch word if we must make progress. This should not be compromised,” Aguma said.