The All Progressives Congress, Rivers State Chapter has cancelled the Ward, Local Government and State Congresses slated for September 17, 21 and 28 respectively.
This was disclosed by the Statev’s Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mr. Chirs Finebone, following th court order which restrained the party from holding the exercise.
A Rivers State High Court had on Thursday last week ordered the party to refrain from conducting its ward, local and state congresses, pending the hearing and determination of a suit marked PHC/3098/19 filed by Ibrahim Umah and 22 others.
The interim injunction also ordered the state chapter of the APC (defendant in the suit) and the claimants (Ibrahim Umah and 22 others) to maintain the status quo pending the determination of the matter before the court.
However, speaking during an interview, Finebone explained that the congresses would not hold because the APC would not defy the court order.
“The congress will not hold. For whatever it is worth, you cannot defy that; you cannot defy the court order. Obviously, we are not holding the ward congress because of the court injunction. Also, you cannot hold the next congress (local government congress) without the first one.
“For the fact that you are compelled not to hold the first one, you cannot contemplate holding the second one.