Tonye Cole: God has put our aggressors to shame

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State Tonye Cole has declared all his aggressors, within and outside the party, who celebrated last weekend over a trivial decision at the Supreme Court, have been put to shame by God.

Cole, a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), stated this on Monday through spokesman of his campaign organisation, Ogbonna Nwuke, a former member of the House of Representatives.

The co-founder of Sahara Group said: “We have received a formal brief from our lawyers who were at the Supreme Court this on Monday morning to press the arguments of the APC and its candidates in some cases that are currently pending before the superior court.

“We have learnt that no less than three different matters were entertained today by the apex court.

“The first was an application by Senator Magnus Abe’s lawyer against the stay of execution granted Pastor Tonye Cole and candidates of the APC by the Court of Appeal, Port Harcourt.

“The second matter was based on jurisdiction, while the third matter witnessed the commencement of initial legal arguments in a substantive matter.

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“We are happy with the pace that is being adopted by the Supreme Court. We are particularly pleased that the attempt to frustrate the stay of execution granted by the Court of Appeal at the Supreme Court was on Monday refused.

“Senator Magnus Abe and his associates have been ordered by the Supreme Court to descend to the court below for the eventual determination of the substantive suit.”

He welcomed the verdict of the apex court while maintaining his faith in the judiciary remained unassailable, praying that persons with penchant for twisting reports from the judiciary would refrain from engaging in such acts.

He said: “From what transpired today, hearing in some cases which were argued, would continue tomorrow at the Supreme Court.

“Against this background, we urge Rivers people and our teeming party supporters to kindly remain focused and law abiding.

“We have confidence in our lawyers and enormous faith in our God. They (the unnamed aggressors) had lied to an unsuspecting public that ongoing litigation at the Supreme Court had been settled.

“We are wondering what they are still trying to do in court, if there are no issues before the Supreme Court.

“For us, it is not over, until it is over. We shall continue to push for equity, fairness and justice. It does not matter whatever our opponents do, we know that justice will eventually prevail.”

Cole, his running mate, Chief Victor Giadom and other candidates of APC in Rivers state are urging the apex court to allow their names to be relisted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to enable them to vie in the February 16 and March 2 elections.





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