Tonye Cole reacts as Appeal court grants stay of execution order request by APC

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The Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Tonye Patrick Cole has reacted to a court ruling ordering a stay of execution of the judgment of the Federal High Court, stopping the party from fielding candidates in all elections in the state.

But DAILY POST had reported that the Appeal Court led by Justice Ali Gumel, Monday granted the stay of Execution on the Judgement of Justice Kolawole Omotosho. 

Reacting, Cole in a statement he personally signed on Monday, expressed gratitude to God.

While commending the ruling of the court, Cole described the order as a ‘victory for the people of Rivers state.

He also noted that steps have been taken to ensure that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), was served with the ruling.

He said: “I just want to take a minute to thank the Almighty God for his grace upon us all. I know without Him, this would be totally impossible. We were up against it. We still are but our God who has been with us throughout this journey will see us to the end.

“I want to spare a thought for the brave judges and the entire judiciary for simply standing firm on the side of justice. We have faith in you. To all our supporters and leaders in the APC, I want to say a big thank you for keeping the faith. The times have been tough – I know, but you have showed that with God, we are already winners.

“To my Rivers people, fear not. Nothing good comes easy. This is but one giant step to the Promised Land.

“We have taken immediate steps to serve INEC by tomorrow with the ruling which will see APC back on the ballot box in time for the elections.”





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