The National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu has said that the party’s legal department is looking into the judgment of the Supreme Court which nullified the party’s primaries in Rivers State.
Reacting to the judgment which was delivered today, Friday, the APC spokesman said: “it is not the kind of judgment we looked forward to, based on the facts that we are aware of.
“The only option before us now is to review this judgment and see what other means that is legal. We think we deserve to field candidates in Rivers state. We know we did the right thing. We had our primaries even though there are issues around it.”
Mallam Lanre wondered why the APC is the only party that is being subjected to this kind of scrutiny from the electoral body, adding that it is the same APC that PDP has continued to raise flags as being the party that wants to rig election and is supposed to be working in cahoots with INEC.
“If this is the way to work in cahoots with INEC, we need to ask further questions. We know what we did in Rivers compared to what PDP did in many of the thirty-six states.
“PDP shouldn’t field candidates in many states if the same parameters applied by the electoral body are applied to the PDP.
“Our legal department will review the outcome of this as unpalatable as it is and we will be able to say categorically the next step we might be taking and come out with it in due course.”