Court stays execution of high court ruling barring Rivers APC from general elections

An Appeal Court sitting in Port Harcourt has stayed execution of Federal High Court’s ruling which barred the APC from fielding its candidates in the forthcoming general elections in Rivers State.

Following an appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress in the state to stay execution of the judgment of the Federal High Court delivered by Justice Kolawole Omotosho, the Appeal Court granted one of its prayers and stayed execution of the judgement.

Reading the ruling, Mohammed Mustapha stated that all parties affected by Justice Omotosho’s judgement have appealed it; therefore, it will be unjust not to grant the application to stay execution of the ruling.