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Supreme Court Bars Rivers APC From Fielding Candidates In Rivers State

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

The court in a decision on Friday said the Appeal Court failed to invoke relevant sections of the law in voiding the decision of the Federal high Court which had barred the APC from fielding candidate in the elections in the state.

After the ruling of the High Court, a section of the APC had challenged the decision of the high court at the Court of Appeal.

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.

The new ruling means that Rivers State APC will not be participating in the National Assembly election on February 16 as well as the governorship and state House of Assembly elections on March 2.

 

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