The All Progressives Congress in Rivers State has withdrawn its suit challenging executive order 22.
The APC had dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission, Governor NYESOM WIKE, Chairman of Eleme Local Government Council on behalf of all the Local Government Council Chairmen and Inspector General of Police to court on executive order twenty-one and twenty-two signed by governor NYESOM WIKE.
When the matter came up for hearing before a Port Harcourt Federal High Court presided by Justice E.O. Obule, Counsel to APC, COLLINS DIKE applied to the court to discontinue and withdraw the suit against the defendants.
Counsel to the state government, Governor NYESOM WIKE and local government Chairmen, ZACCHAEUS ADANGOR who is state Attorney general and commissioner of Justice did not object to the application and did not also ask for cost.
The presiding Judge, Justice EMMANUEL OBILE after listening to the representatives of the parties, granted the plaintiff’s application and struck out the suit accordingly.
Speaking to newsmen outside the courtroom, counsel to APC, COLLINS DIKE said his client directed that the suit be withdrawn for strategic reasons.