The Court docket of Enchantment, Port Harcourt Division on Wednesday confirmed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State won’t discipline any candidate throughout the 2019 basic elections when dismissed the attraction filed by the factional Rivers State APC Governorship candidate, Mr. Tonye Cole.
This leaves the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering, PDP, Governor Nyesom Wike, within the race for a second time period in workplace with none main contender
The Court docket of Enchantment, Port Harcourt Division additionally confirmed the judgment of Justice Chinwendu Nwogu that Rivers State has no ward executives, native authorities executives and State Executives because it dismissed the attraction filed by the sacked Rivers State APC State Chairman, Mr Ojukaye Flag Amachree.
The Court docket of Enchantment Port Harcourt Division Particular Panel Chaired by Justice Abubakar Yahaya dismissed the 2 appeals for lack of benefit.
The third attraction, which centred on the judgement by Justice Chinwendu Nwogu was dismissed as a result of it was filed out of time and subsequently statute barred.
Delivering his judgement, Justice Yahaya, stated the attraction towards the Justice Chinwendu Nwogu Excessive Court docket judgement on the celebration congress disaster lacks benefit, including that the appliance for joinder failed to watch the 14 days guidelines of Enchantment.
Whereas giving verdict on the substantive attraction quantity CA/PH/198 that bothered on Justice Nwogu’s judgement, the panel dominated that the Ojukaye faction failed to hunt go away of court docket earlier than interesting towards the judgement.
Justice Yahaya dominated that the judgement delivered on the decrease court docket was a consent judgement, including that Ojukaye faction ought to have executed the needful legally earlier than approaching the court docket.
Counsel to Ibrahim Umar and 22 others, Mr Patrick Luke stated that the rulings of the Court docket of Enchantment verify that the judgement by Justice Chinwendu Nwogu stays legitimate and continues to be subsisting.
Counsel to Ojukaye Flag Amachree, Emenike Ebete famous that the court docket heard the three issues and in her knowledge arrived on the rulings confirming the judgment of Justice Chinwendu Nwogu.
He stated: “Arguments have been taken however the Court docket in its infinite knowledge held that in attraction 461, that’s the substantive attraction, that the consent judgement of the Excessive Court docket of Rivers state and by provision of the structure, we should have sought go away of court docket to attraction towards that consent judgement. That’s their very own choice and so they struck it out.
“The one for the candidates and the celebration state excos, we have been dismissed on the bottom that it was a pre-election matter, that we didn’t deliver the appliance inside 14 days after choice was delivered on October 10. What meaning is that, we are going to strategy the Supreme Court docket to contest the judgment “.