The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State, Tonye Cole has been disqualified.
The ruling which was delivered by a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State gave the grounds for the decision to include Cole’s voluntary dual citizenship of the United Kingdom and pledging allegiance to same and for not being duly nominated by the APC as well as not following due process as enshrined in the new electoral act.
Justice Emmanuel Obile, who presided over the case said Cole can’t be allowed to run.
He further directed INEC to trash the name of Tonye Cole from the list of eligible candidates for the 2023 Governorship election.
Vanguard reports that the PDP 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 delegate election that brought him did not follow due process having not been monitored by INEC.