Rivers Election: Supreme Court Rules On Magnus Abe’s Suit
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Nigeria’s Supreme Court Monday struck out the suit filed by Senator Magnus Abe on the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election for Rivers state.

Concise News learned that in a unanimous judgment read by the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Mohammed, the apex court ruled that Abe’s application lacks merit.

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According to the court, the suit was incompetent and a gross violation of order 2 rule 8 of the supreme court rules.

The nation’s highest court held that once a notice of appeal has been found defective, it cannot be amended.

The Federal High court, Port Harcourt, had on 7 January, nullified the direct and indirect primaries conducted by the two factions of the APC in the oil-rich state.

Presiding over the case, Justice Kolawole Omotosho also restrained Nigeria’s electoral umpire, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), from presenting Tonye Cole and Magnus Abe as governorship candidates for the elections.