February 2, 2023

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Tension!!! Rivers APC may not field candidates in 2019 elections as supreme court nullifies congress by Amaechi faction

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Shocker : APC may not field candidates in 2019 in Rivers as Supreme Court sacks exco loyal to Amaechi
.  Amaechi says Judgement, mere academic exercise
. Victory for democracy  – Abe
By Steve Oko
The All Progressive Congress,  APC,  may not field any candidate in all categories of the election in 2019 in Rivers State following Monday’s judgement of the Supreme Court which nullified the congresses conducted by the leadership of the party loyal to Transport Minister,  Chibuike Amaechi.
Senator Magnus Abe’s camp had gone to the apex court to seek the nullification of all the congresses conducted by Amaechi’s faction.
The judgement is however,  coming barely two days after Abe had reportedly dumped APC for the ruling Peoples Democratic Party,  PDP in the state .
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The Supreme Court, Monday, set-aside an interim order of the Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt, which gave the APC, the nod to conduct its Ward, Local Government and State Congresses in Rivers State.

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The apex court, in a judgment delivered by Justice Centus Nweze, faulted the appellate court for issuing an order for the stay of execution of a Rivers State High Court order that barred the APC from going ahead with its planned congress, pending the determination of a suit before

 

It observed that despite the attack and the restraining order from the high court, which was further reaffirmed on May 13, the APC which was a Respondent in the matter, went ahead and conducted its Ward, Local Government and State congresses on May 19, 20 and 21.

The apex court said it was baffled that the APC,   “in the most impundent manner”, ran to the Court of Appeal to apply for stay of proceeding and execution of the high court order with respect to the suit marked PHC/78/2018.

It observed that while the appellate court declined to stay proceedings of the high court, it however stayed the execution of the May 11 order by Justice Nwogu.

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Dissatisfied with the decision, Umar and 22 other litigants who dragged APC to court over their alleged exclusion from the primaries, took the case to the Supreme Court.

They argued through their lawyer, Mr. Henry Bello, that the Court of Appeal engaged in judicial rascality by refusing to abide by Supreme Court decisions on the issue of stay of execution of valid court orders.

Meanwhile Amaechi and Abe had given different interpretations to the judgement with the former dismissing it as a mere  academic exercise while Abe hailed it, saying it is a victory for democracy.

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