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Rivers APC in disarray as court nullifies nomination of guber candidate

Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been thrown into confusion as a high court in Port Harcourt on Wednesday nullified the nomination of Mr Tonye Cole as the governorship candidate of the party in the state on grounds that his nomination is a function of illegality and unconstitutional acts.
The court also nullified the the APC senatorial, House of Representatives and House of Assembly primaries conducted on the premise of the illegal ward congresses.
The high court further nullified all the elections of Rivers APC ward executives, local government executives and state executive committee that arose from the illegal ward congresses.
In a judgment delivered by Justice Chiwendu Nwogu on Wednesday, in a suit filed by Ibrahim Imah and 22 others against the APC, the court declared that the ward congresses of the party were illegal because they were not conducted in line with the APC guidelines and constitution

Justice Nwogu set aside the ward congresses of the party held on May 19, 2018, local government congresses of May 19, 2018 and State Congress of the party held on May 21, 2018.
He stated that all actions taken by the APC during the pedancy of the suit have been set aside because they are illegal and unconstitutional.
Justice Nwogu declared that all those who purchased nomination forms for the ward congresses were entitled to contest the ward congresses of May 19, 2018, but were unjustly excluded by the party.

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