Supreme Court Bars River APC from Fielding Candidates for Feb16, March 2 Elections

The hope of the All Progressive Congress to field candidate for February 16 and March 2 elections in Rivers was dashed as the Supreme Court nullified a ruling of the Court of Appeal.

The appeal court ruled that APC can field candidates in Rivers State in the general elections.

In a decision on Friday, the court saidthe appeal court failed to invokerelevant sections of the law in voiding the decision of the Federal High Court barring the party from participating in
elections in the state.

A faction of the APC in the state had challenged the decision of the high court at the 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 the National Assembly , governorship and state House of Assembly elections.

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