All primaries conducted by the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Rivers state have been nullified by a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt.
Recall that some aggrieved APC members loyal to the Governorship Candidate of SDP, Senator Magnus Abe, had approached the Court challenging the conduct of the Primary election with claims of exclusion from the delegates’ primaries conducted in the State.
One George Orlu and four others who claimed to have purchased nomination forms had approached the court requesting that the primaries of APC in the state be nullified following their alleged exclusion in the process.
The court in its decision on Monday, October 24, ruled that the persons were unlawfully excluded from the primaries.
Justice E.A. Obile, in the judgment, agreed with the plaintiffs that they were wrongly excluded in the process to participate in the party primaries.
He, therefore, ruled that all those elected from the primary stand nullifed and should not be recognized as candidates.