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    Supreme court strikes out APC suit on exclusion from Rivers poll

Supreme court strikes out APC suit on exclusion from Rivers poll

The supreme court has struck out the appeals filed by Tonye Cole and the Rivers chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), challenging the exclusion of the party from fielding candidates for the 2019 elections.A Rivers state high court had nullified the candidacy of Cole and Magnus Abe, who emerged governorship candidates of different factions of the APC in Rivers.The [...]

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    S’court strikes out suit seeking to determine authentic guber candidate of Rivers APC

S’court strikes out suit seeking to determine authentic guber candidate of Rivers APC

The supreme court has struck out an application seeking to know the authentic governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state.Magnus Abe, a serving senator, had asked the apex court to determine which faction produced the authentic governorship candidate for the APC in Rivers.Abe emerged governorship candidate of his faction while Tonye Cole was produced as the [...]

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    Tonye Cole calls for fresh elections in Rivers

Tonye Cole calls for fresh elections in Rivers

Tonye Cole says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should conduct fresh governorship and house of assembly elections in Rivers state.Cole was the gubernatorial candidate of a faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state before the party was disqualified by the courts.Before the general election, the supreme court had affirmed the verdict of an appeal court which [...]

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    Rivers APC: We stopped PDP from allocating imaginary votes

Rivers APC: We stopped PDP from allocating imaginary votes

Tonye Cole, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state, says his party stopped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from manipulating the outcome of Saturday's elections.Addressing the media on Wednesday, Cole said unlike 2015 when the PDP allocated imaginary votes, the APC did all within its powers to check that.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled higher than [...]

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    Rivers APC: Despite court judgement, all our candidates will be on the ballot and we’ll win

Rivers APC: Despite court judgement, all our candidates will be on the ballot and we’ll win

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state says the judgement of the supreme court will not affect the candidature of Tonye Cole, its governorship candidate.In a statement on Friday, Chris Finebone, spokesman of the faction, maintained that all its candidates in the state will be on the ballot and win the elections.Earlier in the day, a [...]

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    Rivers APC asks INEC to postpone elections

Rivers APC asks INEC to postpone elections

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone elections in the state.INEC had disqualified the APC from contesting the election over the crisis which affected its primaries.There are two factions of the party in the state. One led by Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation while Magnus Abe, a serving senator, [...]

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    A’court renews hope of APC fielding candidates in Rivers

A’court renews hope of APC fielding candidates in Rivers

The court of appeal sitting in Port Harcourt has granted an order to stay the execution of an order barring candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from participating at the general election.In January, a Port Harcourt high court had nullified the primary polls conducted by both factions of the APC in Rivers.While the faction of Rotimi Amaechi, minister of [...]

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    Court nullifies Tonye Cole, Magnus Abe’s candidacy in Rivers

Court nullifies Tonye Cole, Magnus Abe’s candidacy in Rivers

A federal high court in Port Harcourt has given a judgement restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from presenting Tonye Cole and Magnus Abe as governorship candidates in the general elections.The judgement was delivered on Monday.Cole is the preferred candidate of Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transport, while Abe is the senator representing Rivers south-east.The court also nullified all direct [...]

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    Setback for Tonye Cole as appeal court upholds nullified Rivers APC congresses

Setback for Tonye Cole as appeal court upholds nullified Rivers APC congresses

The Port Harcourt division of the appeal court on Wednesday upheld the nullification of the Rivers All Progressives Congress (APC) congresses.The court struck out the appeal filed by Tonye Cole, the factional Rivers APC governorship candidate.The appeal filed by factional chairman of Rivers APC, Ojukaye Flag Amachree, was also dismissed, a development which means the party has no ward, council, and [...]

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    Tonye Cole: Rivers people yearning for a gov who won’t steal their money

Tonye Cole: Rivers people yearning for a gov who won’t steal their money

Tonye Cole, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers, says he accepted to run because of the yearning for a new leadership in the state.Cole, a billionaire entrepreneur, had emerged candidate of one of the APC factions in the state loyal to Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transportation.In an interview with Vanguard, Cole said Amaechi convinced [...]

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    Tonye Cole remains our guber candidate in Rivers, says APC

Tonye Cole remains our guber candidate in Rivers, says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says Tonye Cole, billionaire entrepreneur, is its candidate for the governorship election in Rivers state.Lanre Issa-Onilu, spokesman of the ruling party, announced this in a statement on Thursday.He said the clarification became necessary as a result of a supreme court ruling on the congresses conducted by a faction of the APC in the state.The apex [...]

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    Pro-Abe protesters ask APC to recognise him as Rivers guber candidate

Pro-Abe protesters ask APC to recognise him as Rivers guber candidate

Some All Progressives Congress (APC) members loyal to Magnus Abe, senator representing south-east, on Friday stormed the national secretariat of the party to demand that the leadership of the party to recognise Abe as the APC gubernatorial candidate for 2019.The senator and Tony Cole both emerged governorship candidates of APC after holding parallel primaries.Cole belongs to the faction of Rotimi Amaechi, [...]

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    Fresh worry for APC as court nullifies Cole’s nomination as Rivers guber candidate

Fresh worry for APC as court nullifies Cole’s nomination as Rivers guber candidate

A high court sitting in Port Harcourt has sacked the Ojukaye Flag-Amachree-led executive of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers.The court also voided the primary election conducted by the faction recognised by the party's national leadership.Tonye Cole emerged the governorship candidate in the primary.The court gave the ruling on Wednesday, following a case filed by some members of the [...]

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    Rivers APC produces two governorship candidates

Rivers APC produces two governorship candidates

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state produced two governorship candidates in parallel primary elections conducted on Sunday.A faction of the party loyal to Magnus Abe, senator representing Rivers south-east, adopted direct primary election while the faction loyal to Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, went for indirect primaries.There were four aspirants in all seeking to pick the party's governorship [...]

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    Tonye Cole vows to restore peace in Rivers if elected governor

Tonye Cole vows to restore peace in Rivers if elected governor

Tonye Cole, an All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial aspirant in Rivers, says restoring peace and unity to the state would be his administration’s top priority if he wins the election.Cole, one of the four aspirants on the APC platform, made the statement in an interview with NAN on Thursday in Port Harcourt.He said the state has been struggling with the [...]

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    Rivers asks Amaechi to account for proceeds from sale of state’s assets

Rivers asks Amaechi to account for proceeds from sale of state’s assets

The Rivers government has asked Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, to account for proceeds from the sale of $308 million gas turbine power stations formerly owned by the state.Amaechi was governor of Rivers from 2007 to 2015. The gas turbines were sold to Sahara Energy, a company owned by Tonye Cole, governorship aspirant of APC.In a statement on Monday, Emma [...]

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