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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by PaChukwudi44: 4:32pm On Feb 12
olujastro:
If you ask me, the courts banning political parties from fielding candidates in our elections will hurt our democracy in the long run. Even though Amaechi and Magnus Abe share huge blames.
At worst, the courts should sternly warn the defaulters and give them the chance to conduct another primary. I don't subscribe to depriving people from being voted for, which is a Constitutional right.

Going forward, all Party A has to do is to find ways to create factional crisis in Party B and wait for the courts to ban them from contesting.
Instead of telling Nigerians why they should elect you ahead of your main rivals.

The law is blind.There are no sentiments before the law

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by Maket: 4:32pm On Feb 12
Later now Wine's victory will be nullify and handed to another party that would latter defect to APC.
Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by Kingspin(m): 4:32pm On Feb 12
DMerciful:
PDP should be careful of this Greek gift!
Should the court disregard the law? People self

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by SouthEastFacts: 4:34pm On Feb 12
Pachukwudi44 henceforth I go dey listen to you pass that lunatic, KANU.

As you endorse voting for SE, na me go dey there before INEC.

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by DMerciful(m): 4:34pm On Feb 12
Trust me APC and INEC may be cooking something
Kingspin:
Should the court disregard the law? People self

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by mushystuff: 4:34pm On Feb 12
tesppidd:
Lol

These people don't realise the chess game going on.

APC will get a favourable judgement very late and rivers election will be postponed.

People just can't think.
tesppidd:
grin

I have a feeling APC will get today's own!

If the Supreme court rules that the high court lacked jurisdiction then APC is back in the elections.
tesppidd:
lol

This one has found his voice keypad again!

Like someone said,
"PDP needs to be very wary of this Greek gift"

The reason for this consolatory judgement will be seen in the coming months.

How come you didn't think the judgment a consolatory one when u were still feeling the 'APC will get today's own'? You were even sure APC would get a late, favorable judgment because according to you, the Supreme Court had been taken care of...

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by Dino98: 4:35pm On Feb 12
DMerciful:
PDP should be careful of this Greek gift!

I have a bad feeling too. I think APC are playing the longer con....which is, allow PDP win this little ones which seem important but nothing to be compared to the big one....which is the presidential elections and other major hits.

By then when PDP start crying and calling the judiciary biased, APC will be like but u praised them when they ruled in ur favour and against us.

It will be so painful. It would be a very well played con. Sacrifice Rivers and win Nigeria.

I just Hope APC ain't that smart...cos if they are we are doomed.
Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by mushystuff: 4:37pm On Feb 12
tesppidd:
grin

I have a feeling APC will get today's own!

If the Supreme court rules that the high court lacked jurisdiction then APC is back in the elections.

tesppidd:
In the next 2 hours somebody will be crying, somebody will be laughing.
Which one are you doing?

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by DMerciful(m): 4:38pm On Feb 12
Many people were not able to figure out my comment but you did, well-done! This is exactly my fear !
Dino98:


I have a bad feeling too. I think APC are playing the longer con....which is, allow PDP win this little ones which seem important but nothing to be compared to the big one....which is the presidential elections and other major hits.

By then when PDP start crying and calling the judiciary biased, APC will be like but u praised them when they ruled in ur favour and against us.

It will be so painful. It would be a very well played con. Sacrifice Rivers and win Nigeria.

I just Hope APC ain't that smart...cos if they are we are doomed.

Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by Maxymilliano(m): 4:38pm On Feb 12
They have gone to virtually all the courts in the land, maybe they can still get favorable judgment in lawn Tennis courts..

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by weownthewest: 4:38pm On Feb 12
Maket:
Later now Wine's victory will be nullify and handed to another party that would latter defect to APC.
I guess you were under the influence of alcohol when you posted this .

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by Kingspin(m): 4:43pm On Feb 12
DMerciful:
Trust me APC and INEC may be cooking something
They can only cook lawless as usual with their police standing-by.

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by PennywysCares(m): 4:47pm 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.
you are seriously mad

bye bye APC
grin grin grin

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by israelmao(m): 4:48pm On Feb 12
Pain is piling on pain for APC;stoning in Ogun State,judiciary blow in River State, Kwakwanso Tsunami in Kano and backlash from international community.Anyone who desires APC to come for second term God will manage his life in the same manner APC manages Nigeria.

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by truthfulparrot(m): 4:49pm On Feb 12
olujastro:
If you ask me, the courts banning political parties from fielding candidates in our elections will hurt our democracy in the long run. Even though Amaechi and Magnus Abe share huge blames.
At worst, the courts should sternly warn the defaulters and give them the chance to conduct another primary. I don't subscribe to depriving people from being voted for, which is a Constitutional right.

Going forward, all Party A has to do is to find ways to create factional crisis in Party B and wait for the courts to ban them from contesting.
Instead of telling Nigerians why they should elect you ahead of your main rivals.
if party B allowed party A to cause fractional crises, that is their cup of tea. Supreme Court is in order. Polical parties that cannot put their house in order have no business in our National politics.
I blamed PMB for all this. He is a very bad leader. He was not firm and assertive in the case of Ogun, River, Imo and Zamfara state. What manner of a president will encourage and condone antiparty actions.

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by igwefivestar(m): 4:51pm 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



by the time wike is done with amechi, he know say man pass man
Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by Udengs25(m): 4:52pm On Feb 12
It's all over for apc 4 both guber & presidential race, really a bad omen
Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by Starpro87(m): 4:53pm On Feb 12
Dino98:


I have a bad feeling too. I think APC are playing the longer con....which is, allow PDP win this little ones which seem important but nothing to be compared to the big one....which is the presidential elections and other major hits.

By then when PDP start crying and calling the judiciary biased, APC will be like but u praised them when they ruled in ur favour and against us.

It will be so painful. It would be a very well played con. Sacrifice Rivers and win Nigeria.

I just Hope APC ain't that smart...cos if they are we are doomed.

Bro, Rivers state is a treasure APC wouldn't trade for anything, otherwise they are amateurs in politics.

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by igwefivestar(m): 4:55pm 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



oshiomhole right now grin

Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by Dino98: 4:56pm On Feb 12
Starpro87:

Bro, Rivers state is a treasure APC wouldn't trade for anything, otherwise they are amateurs in politics.


I hope u are right...cos if its a long con, then it would be really painful.
Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by AerialMapper: 4:57pm On Feb 12
On the poster, i see an idiot with the name Governor Tonye Cole. Can you be governor when you are not even in the race?

Silly party
Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by israelmao(m): 5:01pm On Feb 12
DMerciful:
PDP should be careful of this Greek gift!
This gift can't cause injuries or casualties for PDP because they think ahead of the opposition besides that even with all the APC candidates fielded Wike's performance is enough to return him to power
Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by Bennycollins: 5:01pm On Feb 12
L eave the PDP out of it. They were never a party to this saga. The APC shot themselves in the foot. Lack of internal democracy, hypocrisy,disunity and all that have cost them.Saying the rulingt is in favour of PDP suggests they were a party in the case. totally wrong.Besides, there are many other parties contesting keenly for these positions , aside PDP.
Dino98:


I have a bad feeling too. I think APC are playing the longer con....which is, allow PDP win this little ones which seem important but nothing to be compared to the big one....which is the presidential elections and other major hits.

By then when PDP start crying and calling the judiciary biased, APC will be like but u praised them when they ruled in ur favour and against us.

It will be so painful. It would be a very well played con. Sacrifice Rivers and win Nigeria.

I just Hope APC ain't that smart...cos if they are we are doomed.

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Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by Pizzle1234(m): 5:07pm On Feb 12
Wike the warlord grin
Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by israelmao(m): 5:08pm On Feb 12
Omeokachie:
Bye bye to jati jati cheesy
This your caption is emotionally incisive and cutting.
Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by BigBizzy(m): 5:10pm On Feb 12
the reason for the judgement will be available in three months TIME

now that's gangster!
Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by JONNYSPUTE(m): 5:30pm On Feb 12
Bennycollins:
L eave the PDP out of it. They were never a party to this saga. The APC shot themselves in the foot. Lack of internal democracy, hypocrisy,disunity and all that have cost them.Saying the rulingt is in favour of PDP suggests they were a party in the case. totally wrong.Besides, there are many other parties contesting keenly for these positions , aside PDP.
.. Nice comment.
Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by nickxtra(m): 5:46pm On Feb 12
zico530:
The more they fight, the more they crumble.
Wike has the secret of Nigerian judiciary in his hands. Supreme Court is his paddy. If you know, know
Re: Rivers APC: Supreme Court Strikes Out Three Other Pending Appeals by Ecne: 7:25pm 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.
You cannot vote in a place you did not register.
Best they can do there is cheer the winning party PDP

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