Supreme court dismisses Rivers APC appeal to contest elections
The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed an appeal by the ruling All Progressives Congress to nominate candidates to contest on the party's platform in the 2019 general elections. In 2018, a High Court in Rivers State had barred the party from conducting any primaries in the state due to controversies. The court also nullified the…
Supreme Court upholds judgement nullifying Rivers APC primaries
The Supreme Court has upheld the annulment of the All Progressives Congress primaries in Rivers State by a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt. A five-man panel of justices led by Mohammed Dattijo dismissed the objection filed by Tonye Cole’s faction of the APC that it had earlier withdrawn from the appeal against the judgement.…
Rivers APC still in limbo as parties weave a web of litigation
Barely thirteen days to commencement of governorship campaigns, uncertainty still hangs over the fate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State
Rivers APC tumbling towards the precipice
There are fears that the infighting in All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, especially the supremacy battle between the Minister of Transport...
Abe, Cole emerge winners in Rivers parallel primaries
Representative of Rivers South-East senatorial district, Magnus Abe, has been declared winner of the direct primaries for the state governorship position. Announcing the result at the Peter Odike-led APC factional Secretariat, Chigbu Sam Eligwe, said Abe polled 144,129 votes to defeat other contestants. He declared that Dumo Lulu-Briggs, who alongside with Abe stayed away from…
‘Wike, Abe in alliance to defame me’
The Minister of Transportation and Director General of the President Muhammadu Buhari 2019 Campaign Organisation, Mr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi...
Rivers 2019: APC’s unresolved issues put party at risk
Except a last-ditch effort to end protracted conflict in All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State is achieved, the party is headed for rancorous primary to nominate its governorship candidate for 2019 general election. Presently, there exist two parallel party secretariats, presided over by Ojukaye Flag-Amachree and Peter Odike respectively. Ironically, these offices are located…
‘It is unfair to say Buhari is undefeatable’
Professor Tam David-West was a member of the 1979 constitution drafting committee and minister of petroleum and energy in Major- General Muhammadu Buhari’s military regime (1984–1985).
Rivers APC: Yet to recover from divisive congresses
Few weeks to the commencement of processes for political parties primaries, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State is still mired in internal divisiveness.
Rivers, Enugu APC offices seek reconciliation with aggrieved parties
In a bid to douse tension, new Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Ojukaye Flag-Amachree, yesterday extended an olive branch to Senator Magnus Abe and other aggrieved members to end the feud in the party.