The Appeal Court sitting in Port Harcourt has set aside the order of interim injunction which stopped the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State from conducting Revalidation and Registration exercise that was granted in favor of NNA OKPARA-EGBURUKA and GILBERT KILSI at the high court of Rivers State.
The three man panel of the appeal led by Justice H.S TSAMMANI faulted the extension of the order by Justice OKOGBULE GBASAM of a high court and set aside the orders restraining APC from conducting the Revalidation and Registration exercise and directed that case file should be remitted to another Judge.
Earlier, the appeal court struck out an appeal by the APC against EMMA DEEYAII, and four others and APC appeal against SUNDAY HOKKINS and four others for lack of Jurisdiction.
Our Correspondent, reports that the in the same vein, the appeal court also struck out the APC appeal against the BARIAYE NORMAGIIN and four others for lack of Jurisdiction and that of the APC against VICTOR GIADOM against CHIDUO OGBONNA, IGO AGUMA and two others for lack of Jurisdiction.
In the five appeals by APC, the court in a unanimous judgment after staying the order of the high court against APC, granted an objection raised by the respondents counsels that the applicants did not seek the leaf of the court and that the court lack the Jurisdiction to hear the appeal.
The court consequently, ordered the parties to return to the High court and continue with the hearing of the substantive matter bothering on suits by some individuals trying to restrain the All Progressives Congress from conducting membership Registration and revalidation exercise in Rivers State.
Speaking to newsmen outside the court, one of the Counsels representing the APC, CHIMENEM JEROME welcome the setting aside the orders restraining APC from conducting membership registration and revalidation exercise just as he disclosed that they will study the judgment yo know the next line of action.
On his part, one of the Counsels to respondents, PATRICK LUKE welcome the judgment and expressed their readiness to return to the high court to continue the matter.
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