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Breaking: Court Dismisses Suit Attempting To Stop Collation Of Rivers Governorship Election Result



The suit filed by the African Action Congress (AAC) seeking to stop the collation of the March 9 governorship and house of assembly elections in Rivers State has been dismissed by a high court sitting in Abuja.

The party had gone to court to challenge the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to continue the collation of election results in the state.

However, in a ruling on Tuesday, Justice Inyang Ekwo, held that since the case was election-related, the plaintiffs should rather take their case before an election tribunal.

The judge also supported the preliminary objection filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to challenge the jurisdiction of the court to hear the case.

According to Ekwo, the PDP was right that the federal high court lacked jurisdiction to hear the case adjudge to be seeking post-election prayers which could only be entertained by an election petition tribunal.

The judge therefore declined jurisdiction and dismissed the case.

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