Tonye Cole, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Rivers state, has been disqualified by a federal high court sitting in Port Harcourt.
Tonye’s candidacy was nullified on Thursday by Emmanuel Obile the presiding judge.
Cole, a former executive director of Sahara Group, had in may clinch the governorship ticket of APC in Rivers state.
To win the ticket, Cole received 986 votes, defeating Ojukai Flagamakere (190 votes), Sukonte Davids (49 votes), Michael West (43 votes), Benald Miku (two votes), and Magnus Abe (one vote).
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers had filed a lawsuit in an effort to have the APC governorship candidate disqualified, claiming that the delegates who cast their votes at the party’s primary were ineligible.