Appeal Court reserves judgement on 5 suits over Rivers APC crisis

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An Appeal Court sitting in Port Harcourt has reserved judgment on a day to be communicated to parties on five appeals brought by the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State against five sets of respondents in different suits.

The Appeals reserved for judgment include one by the APC against Emma Deeyah and four others, another against Bariaye Normagin and five others and another appeal by the APC against Sunday Hokkins and four others, APC against Nna Okpara-Egburuka and Gilbert Kilsi as well as APC and Victor Giadom’s appeal against Chiduo Ogbonna, Igo Aguma and two others.

The three-man appeal panel led by Justice H.S Tzammani reserved judgment after parties adopted their written address and brief of argument on preliminary objections and substantive matters.

Meanwhile, the court could not grant a stay of execution of the order by a lower court as sought by the APC on the appeal against Nna Okpara-Egburuka and Gilbert Kilsi, following a motion brought by counsel to the respondents challenging the Jurisdiction of the court to hear the suit.

The three-man panel said they will rule on the issue of stay of execution alongside the other matter on a date to be communicated to parties.

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