The Supreme Court has fixed March 5 for judgment in a suit filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) challenging the ruling of the lower court in favour of Mr Dele Moses and ten others.
Justice Amina Augie, who led a five-member panel of justices on Wednesday, fixed the date after listening to counsels’ arguments in the matter.
Recall that on December 20, 2020, a Rivers High Court ruled that those who bought forms during the 2018 Congresses but were denied participation rights should be incorporated in any new Congress of the party without them paying for new forms.
The ruling was delivered by Justice George Omereji in the suit filed by some Chieftains of the All Progressive Congress APC, Dele Moses and nine others, against the party and its National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
Moses and nine others had prayed the court to order APC not to sell ward, Local Government and State Congresses nomination forms but should declare them the authentic party members which they claimed were the decision of the supreme court in the matter instituted by one Ibrahim Umar and twenty-two others.
“Should Rivers APC attempt to conduct a Congress, both Dele Moses and nine others and Rivers APC have equal rights to partake, and none should buy any fresh forms,” he said.
The court, however, denied their prayers requesting to be declared authentic members of APC and to be entitled to own the leadership of Rivers APC.