Supreme Court bars APC from fielding candidates in Rivers State

Supreme Court has nullified a ruling of Court of Appeal which allowed All Progressives Congress to field candidates in Rivers State in the general elections.

In a decision on Friday, the court said the appellate court failed to invoke relevant sections of the law in voiding the decision of Federal High Court barring the party from participating in elections in the state.

A faction of APC in the state had challenged the decision of the high court at Court of Appeal Court.

The court questioned the basis upon which the appeal court reached its ruling and set the decision aside while upholding the ruling of the high court.

With this judgment, Rivers State APC candidates will not be participating in National Assembly election on February 16 as well as governorship and state House of Assembly elections on March 2.

 

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