Following on the heels of back to back stays of execution recently granted the APC in Rivers state and the wild jubilations that erupted across the state, the APC Director of Strategic Communications for the Tonye Cole Campaign, Prince Tonye T.J.T Princewill has laughed at the possibility of elections holding in Rivers state without the APC and its candidates, saying that it would be an exercise in futility.
The Cole/Giadom Campaign Organisation has described today’s order by the Court of Appeal for a stay of execution of the judgment of the Federal High Court as a victory for democracy.
Senator Magnus Ngei Abe has said that the ruling of the Court of Appeal granting stay of execution to enable the All Progressives Congress (APC) appear on the ballot box in Rivers State is noted and welcomed as the court did not restore the name of anyone but merely gave a stay to enable the party prepare for the forthcoming general elections.
The court of appeal today said all parties affected by the Federal High Court judgement have appealed it; therefore, it will be unjust not to grant the application to stay execution.
Mr. Tonye Cole, has expressed joy over the Appeal Court ruling that granted a Stay of Execution on the Judgement of Justice Kolawole Omotosho of the Federal High Court which nullified all Primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and also restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from fielding the Party’s Candidates in the forthcoming 2019 elections.