The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State has formally apologised to state party leader, Hon. Temi Harriman, for erroneously expelling her from the party last year.
The unreserved apology tendered by the party was based on a court judgment won by Harriman following her suit which arose from her alleged expulsion by the state chapter.
Also as part of the terms of settlement from the suit instituted by Harriman vide suit no: ID/ADR/86/15 before Justice L.A. Oluyemi of the Lagos High Court which gave judgment on June 22, 2016, the party also reiterated its confidence in her as a leader of the party in the state.
The defendants in the action instituted by Harriman were the state APC Chairman, Jones Ode Erue, state Assistant Secretary, Chris Onodjacha, who caused to be published, advertorials alleging that the state executive at a meeting on April 13, 2015, resolved to expel Harriman among other persons.
As part of the settlement with the defendants, Erue and Onodjacha, the party stated:
“That the said publication was done in error as there was never such a meeting, and the reason for the purported expulsion is without foundation. Accordingly, the expulsion is void ab initio.
“That for the avoidance of doubt, notice is given to the public that Hon. Temi Harriman remains a bonafide member and a committed leader of the party.
“The party therefore tenders its unreserved apology for the embarrassment the publication has caused her person and reputation. The said publication is hereby retracted in its entirety.”