The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt has granted a stay of execution of the judgement of the Federal High Court (FHC) nullifying all primaries of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State, Naija News understandnds.
On top di gbege wey dey shele for Rivers #APC #Governorship palava: Jubilation as Appeal court don carry pause put for di judgement wey cancel di Primaries wey Rivers @APCNigeria do and wey talk sey make #INEC no allow di party present any candidate for dis 2019 election pic.twitter.com/whFxq9tIAn
— TheSheet TV/Thesheet.ng (@thesheetng) February 4, 2019
Justice Kolawole Omotosho of the FHC in Port Harcourt had nullified the APC primaries in the state on January 7 and restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from presenting Tonye Cole and Magnus Abe as governorship candidates in the general elections, Naija News recalls.
Subsequently, INEC excluded the party from the list of candidates for the elections. Appeal Court has, however, granted a stay of execution of Justice Omotosho’s judgement.
More to follow…