Court bars Tonye Cole, Magnus Abe as Rivers APC governorship candidates

A Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from presenting Tonye Cole and Magnus Abe as governorship candidates in the 2019 elections.

The court, in its judgment on Monday, also nullified all direct and indirect primaries conducted by both factions of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

Messrs Cole and Abe have been in a long battle on who would emerge the APC governorship candidate in Rivers State.

While delivering the judgement, Justice James Omotosho said none of the primaries were conducted according to the law.

The judge noted that the INEC did not get it right by submitting names of candidates without consideration of previous court orders, Channels TV reports.

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