Supreme Court Dismisses APC’s Appeal On Rivers Primaries

The Supreme Court has struck out an appeal filed by the APC challenging the judgment of a High Court in Rivers State which barred the party from conducting any primaries in the state to nominate candidates to represent the party in the forth coming election.

The Supreme Court had fixed Tuesday to give judgement on the appeals filed by the factions of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State.

The factions led by Rotimi Amechi and Senator Magnus Abe had approached the apex court to challenge the judgement of the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt which set aside the direct and indirect primaries conducted in the state.

Presiding over the matter on Monday in Abuja, Justice Bode Rhodes fixed February 12 for judgement after taking arguments from counsel for the appellants – APC, Lateef Fagbemi, and counsel for the respondents, Henry Bello.

In his address, Fagbemi urged the apex court to nullify the judgement of the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt on the ground that the trial court had no jurisdiction when it entertained the suit.

However in today’s ruling The Supreme Court struck out the appeal filed by the APC.

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