Appeal Court vacates order stopping Rivers APC from conducting revalidation exercise

Ugochukwu Iwuchukwu
An Appeal Court sitting in Port Harcourt has vacated an order of interim injunction against APC which was granted by Justice Ben Whyte of Rivers State High Court in favour of One Obuloh Messiah and two others.

The three-man panel of the appeal court in their unanimous judgment said the decision to stay the order is in the interest of justice and fairness for the parties following the fact that the order has a life span that has already expired.

Speaking to newsmen outside the court, lawyer to APC National Chairman, Living Jamala said the judgment is welcomed development.

He said the judgment will now enable the party to go ahead with the party registration and re-validation exercise.

Living Jamala said there is no more legal hurdle holding the party from conducting its registration exercise.

On his part, lawyer to the aggrieved members’ Joseph Dentte expressed displeasure over the decision of the Court of Appeal and said it will consult their clients to know their next line of action.

He, however, said the judgment is an appealable ruling that can be tested at a higher court.

Dentte stated that the decision to appeal the case depends solely on their clients.