The All Progressives Congress (APC) has restated that Mr. Tonye Cole, is still its governorship candidate for Rivers State, despite Supreme Court’s ruling in a case involving factional executives in the state.
In a statement issued yesterday by APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Isa-Onilu, the party said that it had processed the list of candidates for the governorship, National Assembly, and House of Assembly, according to the INEC guidelines.
“In view of conflicting interpretations that have greeted the recent verdict of the Supreme Court on the contentions among our members in Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), 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.
“Therefore, the candidature of 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 has been processed by the National Working Committee (NWC) according to the INEC guidelines”.
Meanwhile, a reliable source at the party national secretariat revealed that the party has finally approved Senator Hope Uzodinma as the governorship candidate for Imo State.
The same sources also confirmed that the party has settled for Dapo Abiodun as its governorship candidate in Ogun state.