Appeal Court Hearing: Group urges Rivers APC faithful to remain peaceful

Posted by News Express | 16 October 2018 | 1,306 times

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A group, Rivers Network for Positive Change, has appealed to members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to remain peaceful, following the adjourned hearing of the Court of Appeal.

Publicity Secretary of the group, Ibezim Green Ogbuleka, made the appeal while speaking to newsmen in Port Harcourt on Monday, describing the decision of the court as very meaningful.

The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt had adjourned till October 22, 2018 for hearing on the case between the APC in Rivers State and 23 aggrieved members of the party.

APC had gone to the court to seek for the enforcement of Stay of Execution order following a ruling of a Rivers State High Court, sitting in Port Harcourt, which nullified the congresses of the party held in May 2018.

The Appeal Court, after entertainment from counsel to affected parties, adjourned the matter on grounds that the matter is already before the Supreme Court.

The court ordered all parties in the case to be law-abiding pending the determination of the suit at the apex court.

Meanwhile, counsel to the aggrieved APC members, Kanawi Luke, said the case was adjourned because the Supreme Court has taken over proceedings.

Luke said: “We applied to the Court to stay proceeding because this matter is pending before the Supreme Court. We had earlier appealed to the Supreme Court against the decision of the Court of Appeal on June 21, 2018.”

“That matter is fixed for hearing at the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has taken over proceedings. So, this Court of Appeal has to adjourn and the matter is adjourned to October 22, 2018, to allow the Supreme Court decide on what is before them.”

Source: News Express

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