We state that today’s ruling did not come to us, as a party, by surprise. However, it brings to an end the collaboration between Senator Magnus Abe and Governor Nyesom Wike to destabilise the APC in Rivers State.
Chief Eze also noted with sadness the nullification by the same court the Rivers State Senatorial, House of Representatives and House of Assembly Primaries conducted on the premise of the illegal ward congresses according to the court.
In this Op-Ed, Prince Tonye Princewill said one reason he decided not to contest against Gov Wike was because us winning, is far more important than me winning.
Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs Demands The Postponement Of The Rivers APC Governorship Primary Slated For Today, September 30, 2018
It is clear from the foregoing that the minimum standards to guarantee a free and fair governorship primary are non existent and Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs has decided not to give credence to this obvious charade and hereby calls for its postponement.
The Court also affirmed the validity of the congresses which took place May 19, 20 and 21 and subsequently culminated in the election of Hon. Ojukaye Flag-Amachree State Executive Committee with such congresses having been conducted in compliance with the constitution of the APC (1st Defendant). It therefore ordered that both 1st and 2nd Defendants (APC and its National Chairman) are bound to give effect to the outcome of the said congresses.