Thousands of supporters of the All Progressives Congress, APC, burst into the streets of Port Harcourt on Monday to celebrate an order by the Court of Appeal staying the execution of the judgment of the Federal High Court, which ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to remove the party from the ballot for this year’s general elections in Rivers State.
Reacting to the appealed order, the state publicity secretary of APC, Chris Finebone, said the party had been vindicated by the appeal court’s order.
He said, “We have always said that the wheel of justice may grind slowly, sometimes annoyingly slowly, but surely justice comes ultimately. We believe that today’s judgment has vindicated APC in Rivers State.
“Now, anyone who has carefully and painstakingly followed our pending matter at the Supreme Court, especially, during the last sitting before the apex court reserved ruling, will easily and safely conclude that our victory at the Supreme Court is only a matter of time.
“All Rivers APC faithful should remain resolute as we are set to recover all that Satan has battled so hard to take away from us.
“INEC, by today’s Appeal Court ruling, should by now be reinstating our candidates’ names on the ballot in line with the status quo before the pronouncement by the Federal High Court of Justice Omotosho.”
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