JUST IN: Appeal Court Orders Stay Of Execution Of Judgment Nullifying APC Primaries In Rivers
The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt has granted a stay of execution of the judgement of the Federal High Court nullifying all primaries of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State.
The Appeal Court has granted a stay of execution on a ruling by the High Court, nullifying the primary elections of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state.
The Appeal Court led by Justice Ali Gumel granted the stay of execution on the Judgement of Justice Kolawole Omotosho which nullified all primaries of the APC and also restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from fielding the party’s candidates in the elections.
It would be recalled that a Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, on Monday nullified the direct and indirect primary elections allegedly conducted by two factions of the party in the state.
Delivering judgment, Justice Omotosho, said both factions of the APC acted in disrespect of a pending suit before a Port Harcourt High Court.
An APC governorship aspirant, Sen. Magnus Abe and other party members had approached the court challenging their alleged exclusion from the primaries.