After 6 years of inner disaster, the Supreme Court docket has cleared all of the hurdles hampering the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State.
The apex Court docket after years of painstaking litigation between two factions of the APC led by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and Senator Magnus Abe respectively resolved that the celebration and her selections are supreme.
Consequently, the Court docket in a judgement learn by Amina Adamu Augie, JSC, upheld the ruling of the Attraction Court docket and declared Isaac Abbot-Ogbogbula, Chairman of the APC in Rivers State following his appointment by the Nationwide management of the celebration.
Justice Augie on Igo Aguma v All Progressives Congress & 2 Ors (SC.17/2021) resolved that the choice of the trial courtroom presided over by Justice George Omereji (rtd) of the Rivers State Excessive Court docket was misplaced as a result of the courtroom lacked the jurisdiction to listen to the matter.
“A political celebration is Supreme over its personal affairs. The Attraction is meritorious. Onuoha v. Okafor; A celebration is sort of a membership with voluntary membership to be so sure by its personal guidelines. The problem of management is an inner home affair and the jurisdiction of the Court docket is ousted. The subject material of the Attraction isn’t justifiable. The Cross Attraction is struck out,” the courtroom declared.
On the go well with by Dele Moses & Others, the courtroom stated the matter was not heard on its advantage.
The Supreme Court docket determined that it’s not inside the purview of the courtroom to guard the rights and privileges of members of a political celebration, notably the APC as a result of, “that’s an inner celebration matter.”