16 APC Rivers House of Assembly Candidates Trashes PDP In Appeal Court
An appeal court sitting in Port Harcourt has struck out the judgment of a federal high court which nullified the candidacy of 16 APC state house of Assembly candidate .
Justice Olabode Adegbehingbe his judgment ruled that the PDP has no locus standi to challenge the primary election of the APC in the first place. The judge also ruled that the Federal High Court lacks jurisdiction to entertain the suit and its decision which disqualified candidates of the APC is a nullity.
Recall that Justice Turaki Mohammed of the federal high court Port Harcourt had on 11th November 2022 nullified the candidacy of sixteen APC candidates in the suit filed by the PDP seeking the nullification of all APC state Assembly candidates for the 2023 general elections on the ground that their primaries were conducted without the supervision of INEC among other things
Our Correspondent Anita Ogona reports that Justice Olabode Adegbehingbe also struck out the suit by the PDP seeking the court to nullify the remaining 16 APC state Assembly candidates whose candidacy were validated by the federal high court on 1th of November 2022.