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Court Nullifies Rivers APC Ward, LG, State Congresses


The Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt and presided over by Justice Chiwendu Nwogu, has nullified the re-scheduled ward, local government and state congresses of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held on May 19, 20 and 21 respectively.

Justice Nwogu also stated in his ruling on Wednesday that the process that led to the emergence of youthful Ojukaye Flag-Amachree as Rivers Chairman of APC was fraudulent.

The presiding judge stated that the congresses had to be declared null and void, in view of the alleged contempt of court and arm-twisting of the judiciary by some leaders of APC, with the matter adjourned till June 26.

Some supporters of Senator Magnus Abe (Rivers Southeast), also a governorship aspirant on APC platform, from the 23 local government areas of Rivers state, who filed the suit, alleged that they were disenfranchised during the congresses by allies of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, a former Rivers governor.

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