Warri – Right activist and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Delta State, Robinson Ariyo, said ,the party’s constitution was higher and above any individual or a cartel within the party.
Ariyo stated this last weekend in Warri during a chat with newsmen. He said , the crisis currently rocking the party in the state was as a result of lack of respect for the rule of law.
He decried a situation where a party which is supposed to be a party of progressives would now allow a group of individuals hijack it and tear the party apart.
According to Ariyo, a legal practitioner, he said the Prophet Jones Erue led executive committee was delared illegal by a Federal High Court of justice, because the congress that brought them to be, was not orgnised in accordance with the party’s constitution and guidelines for conducting congresses. He said,
“Okotie-Eboh who ws aggrieved during the congress, dragged the present Exco to court and defeated the state exco.
Expectedly, the person who judgement is given in his favor, is allowed to take over leadership.
“Now, instead of the party….the National Working Committee of the party, to tread the path of at least trying to put in place a caretaker committee with view to stabilising the state chapter of the party, so that eventually we can proceed on a legal ground, a few members of the National working committee decided to take sides with those that lost in that court case, and left them in office”.