Rivers APC defies court order In Rivers State, the APC defied a High court order and held it’s local government congress.
Senator Magnus Abe, an APC governorship aspirant for the 2019 Guber elections , had, on Friday, secured an interlocutory injunction stopping the conduct of the LGA congress in the state.
On Friday, a day before the L.G Congress, supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and APC clashed, leading to a temporary closure of the Rivers State High Court.
However, the APC held the congresses across the 23 local government areas of the state, in spite of the court order.
The exercise was peaceful and orderly despite earlier threats of violence which had led to the alleged relocation of all the congress centres from LG offices. Abe, the senator representing Rivers South-East, thanked the Rivers State Judiciary for standing against intimidation.
In a statement by his spokesperson, Parry Saroh Benson, the senator said it was regrettable that party leaders will descend so low by attempting to obstruct the functions of the judiciary and disrupting the courts from sitting in the face of violent intimidation. “We commend some members of the party who approached the courts in order to seek a peaceful resolution of the crisis that rocked the party after the ward congresses and for insisting that justice must prevail for those who were disenfranchised”, he said.