Judgement day for APC as Supreme Court rules Today

The Supreme Court will on Tuesday convey decisions in around six interests by groups of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State.

The interests pursued the choice of the Court of Appeal in Port-Harcourt, which maintained the judgment of the High Court of Rivers State which voided the primaries directed by the group faithful to Rotimi Amechi and the other faithful to Senator Magnus Abe.

A five-man board of the Supreme Court, driven by Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour booked judgment after contentions, on Monday, from legal advisor to the group faithful to Amaechi, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN) and Henry Bello, who spoke to the group faithful to Abe.

Fagbemi and Bello contended the intrigue recorded by the APC, in which the court said it will give judgment on Tuesday, and which will tie on alternate interests.

Fagbemi asked the court to void the judgment of the High Court on the ground that the preliminary court had no ward when it engages the suit on which the judgment was given.

He battled that since the preliminary court had no ward it’s judgment in the issue add up to a nullity and ought to be put aside.

Fagbemi asked the court to summon Section 22 of the Supreme Court Act and give last judgment to end the numerous cases emerging from the waterways state APC essential race.

Bello, in his counter-contention, encouraged the summit court to reject the intrigue of the APC on the ground that it has turned into a simple scholastic exercise in perspective of a prior choice by the court.

He battled that by the choice of the court on February 8, 2019 which maintained the request of the High Court, controlling APC in Rivers State from directing any essential race, the momentum advance by APC had passed on and ought to be covered.

Bello told the court that the respondents, driven by Ibrahim Umar, who were distressed by the infringement of the Electoral Act and the Constitution in the way the APC led its pre-race matters in Rivers, had verified an assent judgment to support them, a judgment, he demanded, still stands.

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