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Supreme Court Takes Final Decision On APC’s Request To Review Zamfara Judgment



The Supreme Court of Nigeria has dismissed a request by All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party for a review of its May 24, 2019 judgment in the intra-party dispute in the Zamfara APC.

News Nigeria reports that the apex court dismissed the application which was brought before it by the Abdulaziz Yari faction of the APC on Friday, March 27.

This online news platform understands that four members of a five-member panel, led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, in a majority ruling on Friday, dismissed the application on the grounds that it was without merit.

In the lead judgment, Justice Inyang Okoro held that the ruling was a gross abuse of the process of the court, proceeding to award cost of N2million against the applicant.

Justice Centus Nweze in a dissenting judgment held that the court ought to have reviewed the judgment by setting aside the consequential order which made the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) the ultimate beneficiary of the intra-party crisis in the Zamfara APC.

The Supreme Court judge noted that the Supreme Court has reviewed its decision before and should be bold enough to admit where there are errors that ought to be rectified.

JusticeNweze thereafter, dismissed the objection raised by the respondents, upheld the application and granted the prayers sought.

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