A State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has ruled that all the members of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State who purchased nomination form for the 2018 ward, local government and state Congresses including DELE MOSES and nine others be allowed to participate in forthcoming Congresses without paying any fresh fee.
Justice GEORGE OMEREJI in his judgement on the matter instituted by one DELE MOSES and nine others ruled in favour of the claimants in six originating summon sought in the matter.
Among which the court held that it does not have Jurisdiction to interpret judgment of court of coordinate Jurisdiction but has the Jurisdiction to enforce the judgment of the three levels of the court as sought by the claimants.
Our Correspondent reports that on the issue of loco standing, the court ruled that the claimants have the loco standing to seek for the relieves since it has proven that they are fully registered members of APC.
Justice OMEREJI on the issue of whether the claimants should participate in the party Congresses without paying for fresh fee, based his judgment of the decision of the supreme Court on the case of IBRAHIM UMAR and twenty two others which directs that the claimants should not be disqualified since they have made payment for Congresses.
Recall that, Moses Dele & Others who bought forms to contest for Rivers APC were allegedly denied participation in the said ward, LGA and State congresses of APC in Rivers State.
The Claimants had again gone to court to seek their rights to be issued forms denied ab-initio; and declare them as the sole legitimate candidates who actually paid for the party form to contest for party Congress and the court so granted their request in accordance to supreme Court declaration last year.
However lawyers to the two parties have two different interpretations
By this Ruling only those who were denied forms are to participate in subsequent Congress