Rivers: Supreme Court nullifies APC’s appeal against judgement

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The Justice Aliyu Sanusi-led Supreme Court, has, Tuesday, struck out the appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress, APC, to be allowed to field candidates in the forthcoming general election in Rivers State.

The court struck out the appeal by the APC challenging the judgment of a High Court in Rivers State which barred it from conducting any primaries in the state.

In the judgement, Justice Aliyu Sanusi, ruled that the preliminary objection raised by the respondents, Ibrahim Umah and 22 other aggrieved members of the APC, had substance and therefore, struck out the appeal by the APC.

Today’s Echo reported on Monday, that the National Director of Lawyers Forum for Justice and Good Governance, comrade Isa Mohammed had alleged that Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai have reached an agreement with the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Mohammed, to upturn the recent judgement of the Supreme court on the APC in Rivers State.

The ongoing internal squabbles between two factions producing two different candidates from two different primaries appears to have finally jeopardised APC’s chances in Rivers

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