JUST IN: Court Restrains INEC From Recognising Cole, Abe As Rivers APC Candidates


A Federal High court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, 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 court also nullified all direct and indirect primaries conducted by both factions of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. Justice James Omotosho, while delivering the judgement in Port Harcourt on Monday, said none of the primaries were conducted according to the law. The judge noted that the INEC did not do well by submitting names of candidates without consideration of previous court orders. One of the counsels to the APC factions however said told journalists that the judgement will be appealed at the Supreme Court. The 2019 governorship is however fast approaching as it is set to hold in March. Senator Abe in a direct governorship primary conducted in 2018 by a faction of the APC was declared winner after he got 144, 929 votes. He was closely followed by Lulu Briggs who got 3,444 votes. In an indirect primary held in the state by another faction of the APC, Cole was declared the winner with 3,329 votes. He was followed by Dr Dawari George, who had 491 votes. CHANNELS TV Contact Editor using editor@skytrendnews.com or call direct 0808 360 9209. READ ALSO! More Nigerians Becoming Extremely Poor, 40% Of World’s Poorest To Live There And Congo By 2050 READ ALSO! More Nigerians Now Living In Extreme Poverty — International Labour Congress READ ALSO! 10million More Nigerians Have Been Lifted From Poverty Under Buhari — Presidency Says READ ALSO! Buhari Reacts To Boko Haram’s Threat To Kill Leah Sharibu READ ALSO! More Nigerians Getting Killed, Getting Poorer, Hungrier Under Buhari’s Incompetent Regime — PDP READ ALSO! More Nigerians Have Been Murdered In Attacks Since January More Than Entire 2017 — Amnesty International READ ALSO! 10million More Nigerians Have Been Lifted From Poverty Under Buhari — Presidency Says READ ALSO! More Nigerians Travelling Out Due To Economic Hardship, Over 500,000 Since 2016 READ ALSO! The Smart CEO: Top 5 Websites To Get Cheap Domain Name Registration READ ALSO! More Nigerians In Kano, Katsina Now Using Hard Drugs — Group Says READ ALSO! More Nigerians Dying Hourly From Tuberculosis, 18 Every Hour — WHO READ ALSO! Between GoDaddy And Namecheap: Making The Best Choice For Domain Name Registrar READ ALSO! Nigeria Couples: Now You Can Know If Your Partner Is Cheating On You; SEE 11 SURE Ways]]>