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Supreme Court bars APC from fielding candidates in Rivers

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By Olisemeka Obeche

The has dashed the hope of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) participation in the 2019 general election in as it nullified a previous ruling of the of Appeal which allowed the party to field candidates for the polls in the oil rich state.

In a decision on Friday, the said the appellate failed to invoke relevant sections of the law in voiding the decision of the federal high barring the party from participating in elections in the state.

A faction of the APC in the state had challenged the decision of at the Court of Appeal.

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The court questioned the basis upon which the appeal court reached its ruling and set the decision aside while upholding the ruling of . With this judgment, APC candidates will not be participating in the national assembly election on February 16 as well as the governorship and state house of assembly elections on March 2.

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