- The Rivers APC has received two verdicts from a state high court ahead of its primaries
- The court barred the state's chapter of the party from selling nomination forms to new applicants
- The judicial body also dissolved a caretaker committee in the state set up by the party's national leadership
A high court in Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers state has intervened in the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of its forthcoming congresses.
First, according to a judgment read by Justice George Umereji, the high court has stopped the APC in Rivers from selling nomination forms to some aggrieved party members vying for positions, TVC News reports.
Linked to this, the court also closed the door for new applicants who are interested in buying the said form.
Also, the state's judicial body dissolved the caretaker executive committee inaugurated by the national leadership of the APC to run the affairs of its chapter in Rivers.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that prior to the primary election which was expected to produce a governorship candidate in Edo, the APC in the state on Tuesday, June 9, made a major move.
Screening and appeal committees chaired by Rabe Nafiu and Professor Abubakar Fari respectively had been inaugurated ahead of the primary poll.
The online newspaper also disclosed that the committees were set up by the party's national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, at its secretariat in Abuja.
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Before this, Legit.ng reported that the deputy governor of Edo state, Philip Shaibu, has decried and vehemently opposed Oshiomhole's alleged attempt to run the affairs of the state government.
This is coming at a time when the National Working Committee (NWC) led by Oshiomhole has opted for a direct primary in the state ahead of the gubernatorial election when the Edo chapter of the APC had chosen the indirect primary mode.
In his submission, Shaibu said that the indirect primary would be easier for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to supervise and ensure transparency.
The deputy governor called on the APC national chairman to respect the office of Governor Godwin Obaseki as the executive head of the state.
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