In view of the conflicting interpretations that have greeted the recent verdict of the Supreme Court on the contentions among the All Progressives Congress members in Rivers State chapter, the APC says it has become necessary to clarify that the Supreme Court’s verdict has nothing to do with the primaries conducted for the governorship and legislative positions in the state.
In a statement, the National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, said the candidature of Arch. Tonye Cole along with his running mate, Hon. Victor Giadom remains inviolate. “The list of our candidates for the governorship, National Assembly, and House of Assembly have been processed by the National Working Committee (NWC) according to the INEC guidelines,” he said.
The APC added, “Our party appreciates the support of the good people of Rivers State and their commitment towards the victory of our governorship candidate, Arch. Tonye Cole and other APC candidates at all levels in the 2019 elections.
“A progressive leadership under the APC beckons and the people of Rivers State are poised to effect a change to move the beleaguered state to a path of progress and development.”