Blessing Ibunge in Port Harcourt
Two weeks after a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, declared nomination of candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) invalid for the 2023 general election, another Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt Friday, has disqualified 16 state constituency candidates of the party in the State and also upheld 16 state house of reps candidates.
Justice E.A. Obile had nullified the Primaries of the APC, in the state following a suit filed by one George Orlu and four others over alleged exclusion in the party’s primaries
However, Justice Turaki Muhammed of the Federal High Court, in his ruling Friday, sacked the 16 candidates of the party for the state assembly seats out of 32.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had filed the case against the APC registered in suit (FHC/PH/CS/152/2022).
The PDP claimed in the suit that the primaries of the affected candidates were not monitored by the officers of the…
Source: Thisday Newspaper