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IT IS FINAL: Supreme Court shatters Tonye Cole, other APC candidates ambitions in Rivers State

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The Supreme Court has finally shattered the ambition of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to present candidates for the forthcoming elections in Rivers State.

This is because the Apex Court on Tuesday struck out an appeal filed by the party challenging the judgment of a High Court in Rivers State which barred it from conducting any primaries in the state to nominate candidates for 2019 elections.

With this judgement the ambitions of Mr. Tonye Cole and Senator Magnus Abel to contest the governorship election of Rivers State under the platform of APC is now impossible.

It also applies to all APC;s senatorial, House of Representatives and State House of Assembly candidates.

The Supreme Court judgement comes barely one week after same court stopped the APC from fielding candidates in all elections in the state.

The punishment is a consequence of the conduct of primaries by the two factions of the Party in the state in disobedience of court order. One of the factions is led by the Minister of Transportation and former governor of the state, Chief Rotimi Amaechi while the other is led by Senator Magnus Abel

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