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APC approaches court to reverse exclusion of its candidates in polls


[FILE PHOTO] Adams Oshiomhole, APC leader

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, yesterday, said it has approached the court to vacate the ruling of the Rivers State High Court, which necessitated the omission of the names of its National Assembly candidates by INEC.

The Coordinator of the campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari in the State, Tonye Cole has urged Rivers people to remain steadfast in their support for the APC and its presidential candidate.

He said claims being peddled by the opposition that the APC has no candidates in Rivers State were misleading.


Cole implored Rivers people not to be dismayed by current developments in the State. He stated that APC administration would consolidate on the achievements so far recorded in the diversification of the economy and the frugal management of scare resources.

He insisted that the APC remains the best alternative as Nigerians prepare for the forthcoming elections, adding that the party in Rivers State has not been outlawed by the courts from campaigning for President Buhari who has done well for the Nigerian people.

“What the courts have done is to place the aspirations of APC candidates in Rivers State on hold and we respect that.

“As loyal party members who are waiting for the decision of the courts, we shall campaign for President Buhari and the APC at this time. When we do, we shall not be campaigning for Rivers candidates.”

“Our candidates know their day will come. We shall await judicial pronouncements on the matters before them. By the grace of God, justice will prevail,” he said.

He revealed that the wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari is expected to arrive the state for women and youths rally.

It urged Rivers people and teeming members of the APC to turn out en masse to receive the wife of the President, wife of the Minister of Transportation, Dame Judith Amaechi and members of their entourage.

” Going by current political trends in the country, it is obvious that Nigerians from the north and the South west are rooting for the President and the APC.”

Cole warned that it would amount to a gross mistake if Rivers people are lured to remain in opposition when the rest of the country is moving forward.

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