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More Trouble For Rivers APC As Supreme Court Strikes Out Appeal

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Dr. Augustine Dzever, former executive chairman of the Benue State Primary Education Board has been charged to court by Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offenses Commission, ICPC, for allegedly transferring funds of the board to another account.

The supreme court sitting in Abuja has dismissed the appeal filed by the Rivers state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the 2019 elections.

AN24 reports that a five-man panel headed by Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour struck out the appeal filed by the faction of the party headed by Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, on Tuesday.

A member of the panel, Amir Sanusi, said the apex court will give reasons for striking out the suit, at a yet to be known date.

However, the apex court is yet to rule on three pending appeals on the APC primaries in the state.

AN24 recalls that Rotimi Amaechi faction had challenged the judgment of a high court in Rivers which barred the party from conducting primaries to nominate candidates to represent the party in the forthcoming elections.

The high court judgement was based on a suit filed by the Rivers APC faction led by Senator Magnus Abe.

Senator Abe had asked the court to annul the congresses and primaries which the rival faction conducted.

Relying on the judgment, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) failed to enlist candidates of the party for the governorship, national and state assembly elections.




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