Rivers Guber: ‘Temporary disappointment’ – Tonye-Cole reacts to Supreme Court judgment


The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State, Patrick Tonye-Cole, has reacted to the Supreme Court judgment that dismissed his appeal against the election of Governor Sim Fubara of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the appeal for lacking in merit.

Reacting to the development, Tonye-cole, in a statement on Thursday, said although the judgment may be disappointing, it is only a temporary setback.

The statement reads, “My dear friends, I didn’t go on this journey alone but did so with you by my side. Without your constant encouragement and hope, who knows where we would have collapsed? Because of you, we fought a good fight.

“The result today may be disappointing but it is only temporary. We have so much to gain moving forward so weep for today only, tomorrow we stand again, hold up our heads, and forge on. Aluta continua.”

The APC governorship candidate had asked the apex court to declare him the winner of the governorship election, alleging that Fubara failed to resign as the Accountant General of the state, way past the time stipulated by the Constitution and the Electoral Act.

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