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Court nullifies APC primaries in Rivers State


Court nullifies APC primaries in Rivers State
Senator Magnus Abe(L) and Tonye Cole 
The High Court in Port Harcourt has nullified all actions taken by the Ojukaye Flag Amachree led All Progressives Congress in Rivers state.

Ruling, Justice Chiwendu Nworgu ordered that the nomination and subsequent election of candidates for the Governorship seat and all elective positions in the APC in the State was null, void and of no effect.

Nworgu also gave an order restraining the National Leadership of the ruling APC from recognizing the results of the May 12, 19, 20 and 21, 2018 congresses that produced Ojukaye.

The Judge said Ibrahim Umah and twenty-two other aggrieved members of the APC were denied their constitutional rights to participate in the congresses.

Reacting to the judgement, Prince Azundah, who represents the APC in the matter, said further action will be taken against the judgment.

Meanwhile, Counsel to Ibrahim Umah and other applicants, Henry Bello hailed the judgement.

Justice Chiwendu Nworgu, however, delivered the judgement against all odds.

Ibrahim Umah and the twenty-two other aggrieved members of the APC belong to the Senator Magnus Abe-led group.

The Governorship primaries conducted by the Flag Amachree-led APC, loyal to the Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi, produced Tonye Cole as its governorship candidate for the 2019 general elections.

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