The inward wrangling assailing the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State appears not to lessen with the two groups of the gathering making a case for the guber ticket. In any case, a legal
The inward wrangling assailing the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State appears not to lessen with the two groups of the gathering making a case for the guber ticket.
In any case, a legal counselor with the Senator Magnus Abe group, Barrister Golden Chioma said in a live program broadcast by the AIT yesterday that the case by Tonye Cole as the guber applicant of the gathering had been dropped by a before High Court judgment.
Attorney Chioma further clarified that even last Tuesday Appeal Court allow of execution does not in at any rate enable Cole to guarantee the guber ticket.
He expressed that with the re-appraising court administering, just Abe group is presently enabled to make a case for the gathering’s guber ticket thinking about the judgment prior given by a state high court.
Notwithstanding that, Chioma stated, “Will the Supreme Court overrule itself once more,” as he reviewed that the peak court had decided that primaries before led by the Cole group was a nullity.
The previous House of Assembly part demanded that the gathering just requires the immediate primaries led by the Abe group.
On whether the re-appraising court won’t further run to Cole’s support considering the circumstance on ground, he reacted that, “I don’t see them choosing that case before sixteenth of February.”
The APC chieftain kept up that the main way out of the present impasse in the gathering was for the two groups to take a seat and concur, as he contemplated that the Abe candidature still stays substantial.
“Cole’s choice is dead and covered by judgment of the High Court. I don’t see anyone upturning it currently, even up to second March,” Chioma stressed.
In the interim, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has no aim to delay decision in Rivers and Zamfara States.
Talking at the national partners meeting in front of the pending race, INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu said the commission will comply with all court arranges as the commission has set up alternate course of action to hold race planned for those states if a request of court comes exceptionally near the decision.
He anyway demanded that the commission would not respect any clashing judgment particularly when they are issued by courts of facilitator purview.