The Supreme Court of Nigeria on Friday upheld the nullification of the primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State.
The Justice Mohammed Dattijo-led five-man panel of justices, upheld the annulment of the governorship primaries conducted by a faction of the Rivers state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, saying it is fraught with irregularities.
On January 7, 2019, a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, nullified the primaries conducted by the two factions of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State. In the judgment, the court also restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from presenting Tonye Cole, Magnus Abe and other candidates of the APC in the 2019 governorship election in the state.
However, on February 4, 2019, the Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt granted stay of execution of the Federal High Court’s judgement.
At the hearing presided by Justice Mohammed Dattijo on Friday, the Supreme Court dismissed the suit, and upheld the judgment of the Federal High Court.