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Rivers primaries: Supreme Court throws out APC’s appeal

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The Supreme Court has dismissed the suit by the All Progressives Congress, APC, challenging the verdict of a court which declared that it could not conduct primaries to elect candidates for the coming election.

The judgement that the party could not conduct the primaries was given by a High Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, following the suit by the APC faction led by Senator Magnus Abe.

The APC is divided between two factions in the state.

While one faction is loyal to Abe, the other is loyal to the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.

In the suit, Abe’s faction sought the annulment of the congresses and primaries conducted by the Amaechi faction.

Displeased with the verdict of the High Court, appealed, calling for it to be upturned.

But ruling in the case on Tuesday, the Supreme Court struck out the case.

In a lead judgement, Justice Aliyu Sanusi, said there was substance in the objection raised by the respondent.

He said that the reason for dismissing the appeal would be made known at a later date to be announced.

It would be recalled that following the verdict of the court against the primaries of the party, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has refused to accommodate on the list, the names of candidates for the governorship, National Assembly and state house of assembly posts in the state.


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