- Following Supreme Court's ruling on his appeal, Senator Abe says he had prior knowledge of the decision
- According to the factional leader of the APC in Rivers state, the Supreme court had written his faction on the reason while the matter could not be heard
- Going further, Abe said the Supreme Court decided that the matter could only be heard after the elections
Senator Magnus Abe, factional leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state has revealed he had prior knowledge of the Supreme Court's decision which struck out his motion seeking to validate his faction’s primaries.
Abe, who disclosed this on a television programme, said the court had written his faction that the matter could not be heard because the other faction had written a petition against the judges, The Nation reports.
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“Because of the delay in hearing the matter, the Supreme Court actually wrote a letter to us, a week before the election, to say the matter could not be heard because the other faction had written a petition against the Judges.
“Therefore, the Supreme Court had decided that the matter could only be heard after the elections, when a new panel had been constituted," he said.
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that the Supreme Court struck out the suit filed by Senator Abe on the primaries of the 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.
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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.
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