Amaechi floors Omehia at Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court this morning declared Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State validly elected, throwing out the suit brought before it by All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), candidate, Mr. Celestine Omehia.

The Court ruled on whether Mr. Omehia, has the legal right to appeal the Federal High Court judgment, which held that Governor Rotimi Amaechi's tenure ended on May 29, 2011.

A five-man panel of the apex court had adopted their briefs of arguments in the consolidated appeals that were filed by Governor Ameachi and a chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state, Chief Cyprian Chukwu.

Both Ameachi and Chukwu, told the Supreme Court panel headed by Justice M. Muntaka-Coomassie that the Abuja Division of the Appeal Court, erred in law, when it granted Omehia the leave to appeal against the High Court judgment, even though he was not a party in the substantive suit that culminated to the appeal.

Details soon.
The Sun