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BREAKING: Court dismisses suit against Rivers APC Guber candidate, Tonye Cole

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The Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt on Wednesday dismissed a suit filed by Bernard Mikko, former member of the House of Representatives against the emergence of Tonye Cole as the Rivers All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate for the 2023 election.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the suit with number: PH/FHC/94/CS/22 — Mikko versus the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), APC, Cole and Ojukaye Flag-Amachree — was discarded by the court this afternoon.

The case sought to stop the APC and Cole from taking part in the 2023 Rivers State governorship election. However, the court of justice dismissed it for lacking merit.

Recall that in May, Cole, a former executive director of Sahara Group, had won the APC governorship ticket in Rivers state.

However, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers filed a suit seeking to disqualify the APC flag-bearer over allegations that delegates that voted at the party’s primary were not qualified, and that Cole has dual citizenship.

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