Emmanuel Anele, structure lawyer, has stated that nothing will come out of the All Progressives Congress, APC, case earlier than the Supreme Court docket looking for to nullify Rivers election.
In accordance with Anele, the Supreme Court docket lacked jurisdiction to entertain the matter, which it had earlier dominated upon.
He acknowledged this when he appeared on AIT yesterday, including that the Apex Court docket can’t reverse itself, having voided the primaries and congresses carried out by the APC in Rivers State.
He stated, “The Supreme Court docket determined 14 circumstances, this 12 months, on the idea that the time the appeals have been filed had lapsed.
“The Supreme Court docket, I do know, is not going to oblige what the APC is asking for. The Supreme Court docket can’t reverse itself on this occasion, in any other case, there might be no certainty, except there’s a distinguishing issue, to say, allow us to depart from our previous judgment.
“The APC just isn’t elevating any new subject. It quantities to abuse of courtroom course of. The Supreme Court docket even, yesterday, struck out the go well with filed by Magnus Abe to amend processes.
“APC has by no means raised a brand new subject that may compel the Supreme Court docket to reverse its earlier determination.
“The crux of the matter is whether or not the primaries carried out by APC in Rivers State are legitimate or not, and the Supreme Court docket has repeatedly stated it’s invalid.
“It’s not even asking the Supreme Court docket to compel INEC so as to add it within the Rivers State governorship election.
“The election has come and gone, the one option to problem the declaration of Nyesom Wike as governor of Rivers State is the tribunal.
“The Supreme Court docket has no jurisdiction within the prompt case earlier than it. When you have a look at the prayer sought, the courtroom just isn’t a father Christmas. It can’t offer you what you didn’t ask.”
Anele famous that the sport APC desires to play was to strategy Supreme Court docket and search omnibus orders.
He stated APC desires to make use of such omnibus orders to strategy the election tribunal.
“They’ll now use that trophy to strategy the tribunal. That will have orchestrated constitutional disaster in Rivers State,” he added.
“As on the time the governorship election was carried out, there was no injunctive order stopping the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) from conducting election.
“The sport is not going to favour anyone, however, would slightly truncate the want of Rivers individuals. They’ve voted and the outcomes introduced. Anyone going to the Supreme Court docket to get any aid, as a trophy to strategy the election tribunal, is not going to obtain something.
“The Supreme Court docket is not going to be blackmailed to provide judgment to anyone as a result of its integrity is at stake, democracy can also be at stake.The Court docket of Attraction based mostly its judgment on the sooner consolidated judgment of the Supreme Court docket.
“How will the Supreme Court docket, now, reverse itself? The Supreme Court docket justices needs to be agency and stand on their earlier judgments, so their might be certainty within the electoral processes.
“No person will blackmail the Supreme Court docket justices. No person will get something out of this. It’s a tutorial train.
“Elections have been carried out and winners emerged. Anyone who’s dissatisfied with the conduct of that election ought to strategy the election petition tribunal, in the event you participated in that election,” he stated.