Supreme Court Throw-outs Zamfara APC’s Appeal For Judgment’s Review

The Supreme Court has dismissed the application filed by Abdulaziz Yari faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for a review of its May 24, 2019 judgment in the intra-party dispute in the Zamfara APC.

In a ruling on Friday, four members of a five-member panel, led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, dismissed the application stating that it lacks merit.

Justice Inyang Okoro, in the lead judgment, said that the ruling was a gross mishandling of the process of the court. He, however, proceeded to award cost of N2million against the applicant.

However, Justice Centus Nweze, in a dissent opinion held that the court should have reviewed the judgment by setting aside the consequential order which made the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to benefit of the intra-party crisis in the Zamfara APC.

”The Supreme Court has reviewed its decision before and should be bold enough to admit where there are errors that ought to be rectified,” Justice Nweze added.

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