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Rivers: Court Orders APC to Pay PDP N50,000

Rivers State

A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has ordered the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State to pay the PDP the sum of fifty thousand naira after it struck out a suit by the former seeking to disqualify all candidates of the latter in the state.

Justice Emmanuel Obile, The presiding judge, in his judgment on a preliminary objection raised by PDP, struck out the suit for lack of jurisdiction of the court and locus standi by APC to interfere in the internal affairs of PDP.

The judge also held that the cause of action by the APC is status barred as it filed the suit five days after the stipulated 14 days from the day of the action.

The judge also ruled that the APC failed to establish any reasonable cause of action.

The leadership of both parties were yet to react to the court ruling as at the time of filing this report.

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