Justice James Omotosho of the Federal High court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from presenting Tonye Cole and Magnus Abe as governorship candidates in the general elections.
Justice Omotosho also nullified all direct and indirect primaries conducted by both factions of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
According to Omotosho, none of the primaries were conducted according to the law. The judge noted that the INEC did not do well by submitting names of candidates without consideration of previous court orders.
The APC in Rivers state has been enmeshed in serious crisis after Magnus Abe decided to run for governor, a decision that did not go down well with Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, who is backing the candidacy of Tonye Cole.