Rivers: APC states position on Supreme Court ruling on ‘exclusion’

APC states position on Supreme Court ruling on

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday urged its members and supporters to vote en masse for the party on Saturday.

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Chris Finebone, APC Publicity Secretary, Rivers state, said this in a statement which disclosed resolutions at a meeting of the State Working Committee.

It said the party deliberated on the recent court rulings of various courts especially the decision of the Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt and concluded that the APC and its candidates “will now, most certainly, be on the ballot this Saturday.”

According to him, “No order or judgement given since, including orders given by the Supreme Court on both jurisdiction and representation have said otherwise.

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“We opted not to rely on a media circus to convey our right to be included. Unlike the many news reports that were suggesting we were dead and buried, we have since seen the orders and the Supreme Court judgement on the stay of execution which proves beyond reasonable doubt that INEC has an obligation to relist APC or risk being sanctioned for excluding us and disobeying a subsisting court order.

“We hail once again both decisions of the stay of execution, taken by the Court of Appeal recently and their reaffirmation of both yesterday. These decisions mean that nothing is stopping INEC from placing APC on the ballot. We welcome the moves by INEC to put us back on the ballot, as the alternative would have confirmed once and for all, the genuine fear that they are working for the PDP.

“We wish to state advisedly that obedience to the rule law is the best antidote to anarchy. In the circumstances, we urge INEC to speedily implement the rule of law and return our great party to its rightful place. We are only demanding the right to compete.

“We have passed the stage of worrying if we will be on the ballot. We must now prepare to punish those who have been trying to keep us out of the elections with our votes. With these same votes, we must give Mr. President our full support.”