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Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by References: 3:28pm On Feb 12
The hope of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to field candidates for the upcoming general election was dashed on Tuesday at the Supreme Court as the apex court struck out an the appeal by the party against a High Court judgement barring it from the polls.

The court in a judgement delivered in the main appeal on the contentious issue that emanated from the congresses and primary elections of the party in Rivers, held that the appeal of the APC was status barred.

In a unanimous judgement delivered by Justice Amir Sanusi, the Apex Court agreed with the respondents led by Ibrahim Umar, that the suit was a pre-election matter and that the appeal filed by the APC was done outside the 14 days required by law.

The Supreme Court consequently struck out the appeal for being status barred and having becoming an academic exercise.

Justice Sanusi announced that reasons for the judgement would be available in three months time.

Counsel to the APC, Lateef Fagbemi SAN had on Monday argued that the suit that brought the appeal was not a preelection matter.

His contention was that those who instituted the suit at the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt had no locus standi to have done so because they were not governorship aspirant.

Umar and 22 others believed to be loyal to Senator Magnus Abbe had filed a suit at the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt to challenge their unlawful exclusion by the Rotimi Amaechi faction of the APC from participating in the Congresses of the party designed to produce delegates for the primary elections.
Justice Chiwendu of the Federal High Court had in his judgement upheld the claims of the group and barred the APC from proceeding withonduct of the congresses and the primary election.

The APC however went ahead with the primary election and later appealed against the decision of the trial court at the Port Harcourt division of the Court of Appeal.

At this stage, the Rotimi Amaechi faction led by Tonye Cole, sought to join the suit but were refused by the Appellate Court on the grounds that they were not parties at the trial court.

This prompted the group to approach the Supreme Court to reverse the decision.

The Supreme Court however in its judgement insisted that the matter was a preelection matter and that the appeal was filed out of time.


Delivering ruling in three other related appeals involving Tonye Cole, Justice Amina Augie struck out the three consolidated appeals on the grounds that the appellants “have no legs to stand upon”.

Justice Augie said from available records the appellants were not parties at the trial Court as well as the court of Appeal and as such cannot get remedy from the Supreme Court.

With the striking out of APC’s appeal it is now clear that the party cannot field candidates for the National Assembly Elections coming up this Saturday and the governorship and State House of Assembly Election, slated by the Independent National Electoral Commission for March 2.

https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2019/02/12/supreme-court-seals-rivers-apcs-fate-strikes-out-appeal-against-judgement-barring-party-from-polls/?amp

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by zico530(m): 3:30pm On Feb 12
The more they fight, the more they crumble.

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by Omeokachie: 3:32pm On Feb 12
Bye bye to jati jati cheesy

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by Davindal(m): 3:34pm On Feb 12
Eyaah!!! It is over for All Progressive Criminals, APC, and their zombies, aka, BMC.

This is prelude to what gonna hit them to smithereens on 16th. Sending Buhari back to Daura is a task that must be done by all well-meaning and reasonable Nigerians.

If you are a zombie, don't quote me or you will die.

Enough is enough. Army officers can't continue dying because of lifeless President Buhari. Atiku is needed now to restructure the armed forces. I'm highly OBIdiently Atikulated.

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by fergie001(m): 3:41pm On Feb 12
This one is breaking news nah.......

Every of this appeal or whatever is premised on Justice Sanusi's judgement.......Case closed.....c'est finis......

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by Plus10(m): 3:44pm On Feb 12
End of the road for bubu and his next devils

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by DMerciful(m): 3:46pm On Feb 12
PDP should be careful of this Greek gift!

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by JONNYSPUTE(m): 3:50pm On Feb 12
Nice one

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by Freeeanijor: 3:54pm On Feb 12
APC can now move there eligible voters to nearby states like bayelsa, akwaibom etc to vote for PMB, not a bad news anyway.

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by MadeInTokyo: 3:55pm On Feb 12
grin grin grin
It is over

Lawyers Don chop money tire on top rivers apc

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by TroubleMaker47(m): 4:04pm On Feb 12
Ouch!
Sarrki, madrid, buhariguy, ngeneukwenu and oda
zone-Bs
Shey PaChukwudi44 told you guys yet you where foaming in the mouth and calling him a charge n bail lawyer? cheesy
Okay na..
Feel free to hold rivers APC election on Nairaland!


#Sifia pains!!! #Heartache #Sniper #Germaline crew.

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by Originality007: 4:04pm On Feb 12
grin grin grin Rivers Apc members right now

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by donbrowser(m): 4:04pm On Feb 12
Damn

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by iluvdonjazzy: 4:04pm On Feb 12
Oshiomhole right now

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by fergie001(m): 4:05pm On Feb 12
Cleverly,life2017.......it's done bro..........moving to C/Rivers now.....be men,hold Amaechi responsible......

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by MirJay: 4:05pm On Feb 12
No wonder Amaechi was Looking like his wife died (@Bayelsa) and was spilling out hate speech(es) in Porthacourt.

it is safe to say That Wike has made Amaechi 'Politically Valueless'

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by freemanbubble: 4:05pm On Feb 12
Okay
Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by uzhofficial: 4:05pm On Feb 12
This country
Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by ajon1(m): 4:05pm On Feb 12
So unfortunate for Cole. Anyway, 4+4 is sacrosanct!

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by Nobody: 4:06pm On Feb 12
hahahaha
where are the zombie lawyers and their analysis?
is the court no longer going to postpone river election so you can win it with federal might later?


whoever win this presidential election, Ameachi is not safe o.
they threatened to retire Saraki but Ameachi is the first going on retirement

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by surevik(f): 4:06pm On Feb 12
Its not over yet ooo, PDP don't be too happy... Sharia Court has not yet passed their judgment on the matter. cheesy grin cheesy

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by Ayoswit(f): 4:06pm On Feb 12
grin grin cheesy cheesy smiley smiley, my mood since today. OBIdiently ATIKUlated 2019 cool

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by Wiseandtrue(f): 4:06pm On Feb 12
Lolzzzzzzzz Tinubu threw flag away in Ogun!

Nigerians gathering to throw brooms away after Saturday!

By the grace of God!

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by Princedapace(m): 4:06pm On Feb 12
DMerciful:
PDP should be careful of this Greek gift!

Aswear, i am suspecting Wike o. Maybe he had a deal with Buhari inner men. Politicians are not to be trusted bro.

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by HOGFoundation: 4:07pm On Feb 12
Hmm
Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by id911: 4:07pm On Feb 12
References:
The hope of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to field candidates for the upcoming general election was dashed on Tuesday at the Supreme Court as the apex court struck out an the appeal by the party against a High Court judgement barring it from the polls.

The court in a judgement delivered in the main appeal on the contentious issue that emanated from the congresses and primary elections of the party in Rivers, held that the appeal of the APC was status barred.

In a unanimous judgement delivered by Justice Amir Sanusi, the Apex Court agreed with the respondents led by Ibrahim Umar, that the suit was a pre-election matter and that the appeal filed by the APC was done outside the 14 days required by law.

The Supreme Court consequently struck out the appeal for being status barred and having becoming an academic exercise.

Justice Sanusi announced that reasons for the judgement would be available in three months time.

Counsel to the APC, Lateef Fagbemi SAN had on Monday argued that the suit that brought the appeal was not a preelection matter.

His contention was that those who instituted the suit at the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt had no locus standi to have done so because they were not governorship aspirant.

Umar and 22 others believed to be loyal to Senator Magnus Abbe had filed a suit at the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt to challenge their unlawful exclusion by the Rotimi Amaechi faction of the APC from participating in the Congresses of the party designed to produce delegates for the primary elections.
Justice Chiwendu of the Federal High Court had in his judgement upheld the claims of the group and barred the APC from proceeding withonduct of the congresses and the primary election.

The APC however went ahead with the primary election and later appealed against the decision of the trial court at the Port Harcourt division of the Court of Appeal.

At this stage, the Rotimi Amaechi faction led by Tonye Cole, sought to join the suit but were refused by the Appellate Court on the grounds that they were not parties at the trial court.

This prompted the group to approach the Supreme Court to reverse the decision.

The Supreme Court however in its judgement insisted that the matter was a preelection matter and that the appeal was filed out of time.


Delivering ruling in three other related appeals involving Tonye Cole, Justice Amina Augie struck out the three consolidated appeals on the grounds that the appellants “have no legs to stand upon”.

Justice Augie said from available records the appellants were not parties at the trial Court as well as the court of Appeal and as such cannot get remedy from the Supreme Court.

With the striking out of APC’s appeal it is now clear that the party cannot field candidates for the National Assembly Elections coming up this Saturday and the governorship and State House of Assembly Election, slated by the Independent National Electoral Commission for March 2.

https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2019/02/12/supreme-court-seals-rivers-apcs-fate-strikes-out-appeal-against-judgement-barring-party-from-polls/?amp




Lizard of Ubima was hoping on Sharia Justice Tanko Mohammed to help him. He forget that Supreme Court justices are very stubborn and always sit on a panel and one person can't take decision alone.

Congratulations Wicked Wike

2 milion votes in Rivers State for Atikulate loading..

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by tegafej(m): 4:07pm On Feb 12
APC is playing smart with all these rulings. The biased and polarised nature of the judges would show up during post election tribunal sittings

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by NigeriaIsDoomed(m): 4:08pm On Feb 12
Useless party

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by PaChukwudi44: 4:08pm On Feb 12
grin grin grin grin grin grin grin chai zombies don suffer today.To think Onnoggen was illegally hurriedly removed because of this case.Their Illegal CJN no even fit do anything as those supreme court judges are even tougher than Onnoggen grin grin grin

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by TheFreeOne: 4:08pm On Feb 12
Freeeanijor:
APC can now move there eligible voters to nearby states like bayelsa, akwaibom etc to vote for PMB, not a bad news anyway.
grin grin grin

No be only bayelsa and akwa Ibom they should move them to Zamfara too.

Zombies and foolishness are like bread and butter. cheesy

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