Supreme Court Decides Rivers APC Fate Today
The hour is almost here when the All Progressives Congress will know whether it will be presenting candidates in the upcoming elections in Rivers State.
The Supreme Court will on Tuesday deliver judgement on the appeal filed by the party against the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt barring the party from presenting candidates in Rivers State for the general elections.
The appeal was filed against the judgment in a suit filed by one Ibrahim Umar and 21 others challenging the primary election that produced Tonye Cole as the governorship candidate of the APC.
The group loyal to Senator Magnus Abbe claimed the primary that produced Cole and others were done in disobedience to an order of court.
Justice Bode Rhodes Vivour fixed the date for the judgment after taking arguments from counsel for the APC, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), and counsel for the respondents, Henry Bello.
While addressing the court, Fagbemi urged the Supreme Court to nullify the judgment of the Federal High Court because the court lacked the jurisdiction to grant the reliefs sought by the respondents.
According to him, the judgement of the court is a nullity since the trial court has no jurisdiction.
The five-member panel led by Justice Rhodes-Vivour said judgment would be given today while the reasons for the judgment would be given at a later date.
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