Breaking: Supreme Court strikes out Magnus Abe’s suit on Rivers APC primaries

Breaking: Supreme Court strikes out Magnus Abe’s suit on Rivers APC primaries

The Supreme Court has struck out the suit filed by Senator Magnus Abe on the primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state.

In a unanimous judgment read on Monday, April 8, by the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Ibrahim Mohammed, the apex court dismissed the application on the basis that it lacks merit, Channels TV reports.

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The court also noted that the suit is incompetent and a gross violation of orders 2 rule 8 of the Supreme Court rules.

It held that once a notice of appeal has been found defective, it cannot be amended.

Recall that Abe had prayed the court to make a pronouncement on the legality of the primary election conducted by the two factions of the APC in Rivers for the 2019 general elections.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) accused the minister of transport, Rotimi Amaechi, and the minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, of plans to scuttle the victory secured by the party in the just concluded Rivers state governorship election.

The PDP alleged that the minister of transportation and his colleague at the justice ministry plan to cause constitutional crisis in the state.

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Legit.ng also gathered that Malami has told the PDP not to link him with any alleged plot to void the Rivers state governorship election.

Malami on Sunday, April 7, dismissed the allegations by the PDP that he was working in collusion with Amaechi to void the result of the last governorship election in Rivers state.

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