Supreme Court Delivers Judgement On Rivers APC Primaries
The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the suit filed by Senator Magnus Abe on the primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State.
Delivering judgement, the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed, dismissed the application on the ground that it lacks merit.
The Apex Court also noted that the suit is incompetent and a gross violation of order 2 rule 8 of the supreme court rules.
According to the ruling, once a notice of appeal has been found defective, it cannot be amended.
The Federal High court in Port Harcourt had on January 7, nullified the direct and indirect primaries conducted by the two factions of the APC in the state.
Following the court’s ruling, Senator Abe filed an appeal against the nullification of the party’s primaries at the Supreme Court.