The Senator Representing Rivers South East Senatorial District Senator Magnus Abe has reiterated his call on the National Leadership of the All Progressives Congress to look into the Direct Primaries conducted by the Leadership of the Party under Chief Peter Odike.
Abe Speaking on AIT this morning said the Situation before the Law is the The Indirect Primaries conducted by the Ojukaye Flag Amachree led APC in Rivers State is “Null and Void”
“The current situation of the primaries in Rivers State is that a high court of Rivers State has voided the entire primaries.
That is the situation before the law as we speak. As far as the law is concerned and as far we are concerned , no indirect primaries held in Rivers State. But we held direct primaries in the state and we are asking the party to look into that”
“The congresses in Rivers State—as you know, this is not a crisis that started now—the crisis started when members of the party were denied the opportunity to participate in the congresses of their party after they purchased tellers they were not issued forms and the process was hijacked”
“So party members went to court on that matter and the party at the state level led by the Minister of Transportation decided to ignore the court. And indeed when the court gave orders and told them not to go ahead with the congresses at that time, they went on national TV to announce that they would not obey the court”
“And so that started a problem that judicially would be impossible to solve, because the court now voided those first congresses, voided the second one and they continued to act with impunity as if those court orders did not matter.
Now finally, the court has given a judgement and set aside everything done as a result of that process that stood on nothing ab initio. And the Supreme Court in dealing with an interlocutory application that came out of that has re-echoed the stand of the High Court in Port Harcourt that the APC in Rivers State on its present trajectory is on a suicide mission. So you cannot put something on nothing and expect it to stand”.