Supreme Court Strikes Out Appeal By Rivers State APC
Acting CJN, Tanko Ahmed Dismisses Appeal By APC In Rivers State
The Supreme Court of Nigeria has canceled the consolidated appeals of the All Progressive Congress in Rivers State and Tonye Cole saying that it was lacking in merit.
In a lead judgment, acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Mohammed sustained the preliminary objection by PDP Counsel, Emmanuel Ukala (SAN).
“The preliminary objection is meritorious, accordingly the appeal is incompetent and is hereby dismissed”, Acting CJN said.
Counsel to the PDP, Emmanuel Ukala, SAN, had urged the court to strike out the appeal or dismiss it in its entirety as the reliefs sought by the APC could only be granted at the court of appeal and not the Supreme Court.