Court Clears APC To Conduct Congresses In Rivers State


The Rivers State All Progressives Congress (APC) has been cleared to conduct its ward, Local Government and State Congresses in the State.

This follows a High Court sitting in Port Harcourt order, which threw out the originating summons conveyed by one Ibrahim Umar and 22 others against the party.

Also setting aside an provisional injunction obtained by the claimants on 14th September, 2019, which pause the All Progressives Congress from conducting the congresses in Rivers State which was scheduled for 17th, 18th and 21st, September, the presiding judge, Justice G.O Ollor, ruled that the court lacked the supremacy to enforce and construe the judgment of the court of coordinate jurisdiction.

The Justice also ruled that the provisional order of injunction that was obtained by Ibrahim Umar and others was gotten with no jurisdiction of the court and thereby set aside the order and thereafter awarded One Hundred thousand Naira (N100,000) as cost in favour of the APC.

Describing the judgment as the beauty of justice, counsel to the claimants, Henry Bello, vowed to petition the judgment supported on the instruction of his clients.

Jerome Williams, one of the counsels to All Progressives Congress, described the judgment as a landmark, which has given the party the opportunity to go ahead to hold her congresses in the State.


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