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Ibrahim Umar and 22 others Lose Bid To Stop Fresh APC Congresses In Rivers State


The crises rocking the Rivers State chapter of the APC may have come to an end as High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has struck out the originating summons brought by one Ibrahim Umar and twenty-two others against the party. To this end, the APC can go ahead to conduct its Ward Local Government and State Congresses in Rivers State.

Bittertruth Media recalls that the controversial suit filed by Ibrahim Umar and twenty-two others had denied the party a chance to participate in the 2019 general elections.

The court also set aside the interim injunction obtained by the claimants on the 14th September, 2019 which stopped the APC from conducting the congresses in Rivers State scheduled for 17th, 18th and 21st of last September.

Delivering the judgment, presiding Judge, Justice G.O Ollor ruled that the court lacked the power to enforce and interpret the judgment of the court of coordinate jurisdiction.

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Meanwhile, counsel to the Claimants, Henry Bello has vowed to appeal the judgment based on the instruction of his clients.

It may interest you to note that the case was instituted by the faction of Rivers State APC loyal to a former governorship aspirant, Senator Magnus Abe against the faction led by Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.