By Kalada Jumbo
The gubernatorial flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) whose name its National Executive Council (NEC) submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), 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.
In a statement delivered to the Atlantic Post, Mr. Cole said, “I just want to take a minute to thank the Almighty God for his grace upon us all. I know without Him, this would be totally impossible. We were up against it. We still are but our God who has been with us throughout this journey will see us to the end”.
“I want to spare a thought for the brave judges and the entire judiciary for simply standing firm on the side of justice. We have faith in you. To all our supporters and leaders in the APC, I want to say a big thank you for keeping the faith. The times have been tough – I know, but you have showed that with God, we are already winners.
“To my Rivers people, fear not. Nothing good comes easy. This is but one giant step to the promised land.
“We have taken immediate steps to serve INEC by tomorrow with the ruling which will see APC back on the ballot box in time for the elections.
“Let us continue to pray. With your help, na we all go do am”, he added.