Rivers APC Crisis: Appeal Court Sets Date To Adopt Written Addresses

The Appeal Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, has set October 31 to adopt written addresses on the appeal filed by the state chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ojukaye Flag-Amachree and his executives, seeking to join in the matter involving Ibrahim Umar and twenty-two other short-changed members of the party.

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The appellate court will also hear the issue of Jurisdiction filed by Umar and others on the same day.

Counsel to the APC and Ojukaye Flag-Amachree, Emenike Ebete, had asked the court to adjourn till October 29 but was objected by Henry Bello, counsel to Ibrahim Umar and twenty-two others, who asked for two weeks to enable him to study the Supreme Court judgment.

The Appeal Panel led by Justice Ali Gumel adjourned the matter until next week to enable all parties to study the judgement of the Supreme Court on the matter.

Speaking with journalists after the sitting, Emenike Ebete and Prince Azunda, who are counsels to the APC and Ojukaye Flag-Amachree, said they were concerned about the date because of the political implications of the matter.

“We think all parties need to study the certified true copy of the Supreme Court Judgment. It will guide us going forward in the matter,” Ebete said.