The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has stated it’s in court docket to problem the Government Order 21 and Government Order 22 of the Rivers State authorities which positioned restrictions on actions of political events within the state.
Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike lately signed the Government Order 21 which prohibits political events from utilizing public colleges for campaigns with out permission from the Ministry of Schooling and fee of non-refundable sum of N5 million.
The order additionally stipulates that events should write to the commissioner for training requesting to make use of a public faculty for marketing campaign rally two weeks earlier than the occasion.
Wike’s Government Order 22 banned political events from using buildings in residential areas as marketing campaign places of work.
However talking with joiurnalists in Port Harcourt yesterday, spokesman of the APC Marketing campaign Council within the state, Sogbeye Eli, stated obeying the orders would quantity to recognising irregularity.
Eli stated: “Our get together will not be going to use to anyone to be used of public amenities for campaigns. That may quantity to recognising irregularity. We now have already approached the court docket to problem Government Order 21 and 22. So, let the court docket determine on that.”
He acknowledged that the judgement of the Courtroom of Attraction which upturned the judgement of the Federal Excessive Courtroom disqualifying APC candidates from the 2023 basic elections had delivered to nothing, efforts of the PDP to be the one political get together that will be on the poll throughout the basic elections.