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PDP Speaks On Supreme Court Judgment On Rivers APC

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has hailed the judgment of the Supreme Court upholding the nullification of the primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state.

Naija News had reported that the Apex Court in a judgment on Friday, had upheld the nullification of the primaries conducted by the APC in Rivers State.

A five-man panel of Judges led by Justice Mohammed Dattijo, dismissed the suit and upheld the judgment of the Federal High Court.

By this judgment, the APC has been barred from fielding candidates for the general elections in the state.

In a statement, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP described the judgment as a victory for democracy and the rule of law.

Ologbondiyan stated that the Supreme Court judgment has saved the nation from a serious constitutional crisis that could have marred the 2019 general elections.

“The judgment of the Supreme Court serves as a huge lesson to politicians and political parties, to eschew impunity and always conduct their affairs in a manner that is in tandem with the provision of the law,” he said.

“The courage displayed by the Supreme Court in delivering the judgment at this critical time in our national life has also restored the confidence of Nigerians in the institution of the Judiciary and our democratic order.

“The PDP, however, urges its teeming members across the country to continue to work hard in consolidating on the already established victory of our great party in all elections, beginning with next Saturday’s Presidential election.”