Court sacks Tonye Cole as APC governorship candidate in Rivers

user_icon  Court sacks Tonye Cole as APC governorship candidate in Rivers Posted by: NOTICE.COM.NG Staff
calendar-icon  Court sacks Tonye Cole as APC governorship candidate in Rivers Posted on: 2022-11-24 13:16:20
 Court sacks Tonye Cole as APC governorship candidate in Rivers TONYE-COLE--SCALED-744123



A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, on Thursday, disqualified the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State, Tonye Cole, over dual citizenship.

Tonye Cole is said to be a citizen of the United Kingdom.

The court also ruled that the APC did not comply with the Electoral Act that brought in Cole as the candidate of the party.

DO YOU KNOW >>> PDP bigwigs sponsored thugs to attack, disrupt Gov Ortom's rally in Benue - Coalition

The Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State had approached the court to direct the Independent National Electoral Commission not to recognize Tonye Cole as the governorship candidate of APC for alleged dual citizenship and that the the delegate election that brought him did not follow due process having not been monitored by INEC.

Justice Emmanuel Obile in his judgment agreed with the People’s Democratic Party that Tonye Cole is not eligible to contest governorship position.

He thereafter directed INEC to delist the name of Tonye Cole from the list of eligible candidates for the 2023 Governorship election.

READ ALSO >>> Nnamdi Kanu’s release will boost APC chances in Southeast – Adeyanju - 2023

The decision of the court is however contrary to it’s earlier ruling on a preliminary objection in a suit by the APC against the PDP and it’s Governorship candidate Siminialaye Fubara.

In that suit, Justice Obile had ruled that the no party has the right to interfere in the internal affairs of other political parties and also said that the court has no jurisdiction to entertain that case.

Speaking to newsmen outside the courtroom, counsels to the PDP, Dike Udenna expressed happiness over the judgment which he said means that APC has no governorship candidate for the 2023 General election.

WATCH >>> Peter Obi Net Worth 2022, Biography, Cars And Houses

On his part, counsel to the APC, Collins Dike said the APC will challenge the judgement at the Court of Appeal.

He said the constitution of Nigeria allows him to contest the Governorship election having been born in Nigeria.

The lawyer said Tonye Cole “voluntarily acquired the citizenship of the United Kingdom” which does not prevent him taking part in the election.

WATCH >>> Obi Cubana and E money Net Worth 2022s & Cars - Who is richer?


WATCH >>> Download Nollywood Movie: Selina Tested (Episode 28, Endgame B) FINAL

READ ALSO >>> Court reinstates Bwacha, Binani as APC guber candidates for Taraba, Adamawa

READ ALSO >>> Appeal Court reinstates sacked Rivers House of Assembly candidates of ADP, ADC

READ ALSO >>> Tonye Cole emerges APC consensus governorship candidate in Rivers

READ ALSO >>> Tonye Cole know fate in Nov 24 - Rivers 2023 election

BREAKING >>> Zagg redefines energy drink experience with exciting launch party

READ ALSO >>> Becca Net Worth 2022 and updates


For All Nigeria Past Questions Visit www.QUESTION.NG

Kindly share this post on different Social Media below


Tags:


COMMENTS

NOTE: User comments in this section are, as the name implies, provided by users of this website. The question.ng team is not responsible for, nor do they endorse, any of the information provided here.


NO POSTED COMMENT