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Friday, 11 May 2018

Heavy Gunshots As Court Grants Order Stopping Rivers APC LGA Congresses


Justice Chiwendu Nworgu of a High Court in Port Harcourt has granted an order stopping the Local government Congress of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Rivers state.
Justice Nworgu gave the order based on an interlocutory injunction sought by twenty-three members of the All Progressives Congress, challenging the conduct of the Congresses of their party.
Reports say Justice Nworgu sat amid heavy security presence.
This was after Chief of Staff, Government House, Emeka Woke, Attorney General of the state, Emma Aguma, SAN and others displaced some group of protesters.
Speaking with newsmen outside the courtroom, counsel to the applicants, Henry Bello said, “The court has shown that officers of APC cannot conduct any Congress in Rivers state. The ruling is meant to sustain internal democracy in APC and other political parties.
On his part, Counsel to the APC, Tuduru Ede described the court order as a kangaroo process.
He said, the injunction was transferred from a High Court in Bori to Port Harcourt in less than 24 hours with the court aiding them.
The matter was adjourned to June 26 for hearing.
In the meantime, there was heavy shooting around the judiciary complex in Port Harcourt, as members of the People’s Democratic Party clashed with members of the APC.

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