APC National Publicity Secretary Lanre Issa-Onilu

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says its legal department was looking into the judgement of the Supreme Court barring the party from participating in River elections.

Concise News reports that the Supreme Court on Friday affirmed the judgment delivered by the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, barring the APC from the general elections in the state.

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And in a statement on Friday by the APC National Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, the party said it is not the kind of judgement it looked forward to.

Issa-Onilu said: “It is not the kind of judgement we looked forward to base on the facts that we are aware of. The only option before us now is to review this judgement and see what other means that is legal. We think we deserve to field candidates in Rivers state.

“We know we did the right thing. We had our primaries even though there are issues around it. I don’t know why it appears the APC is the only party that is being subjected to this kind of scrutiny from the electoral body.

“It is the same APC that PDP has continued to raise flags as being the party that wants to rig election and is supposed to be working in cahoots with INEC. If this is the way to work in cahoots with INEC, we need to ask further questions.

“We know what we did in Rivers compared to what PDP did in many of the thirty-six states. PDP shouldn’t field candidates in many states if the same parameters applied by the electoral body are applied to the PDP.

“Our legal department will review the outcome of this as unpalatable as it is and we will be able to say categorically the next step we might be taking and come out with it in due course.”