Amaechi wins in Rivers, as INEC lists Pastor Cole


Anxiety by APC stakeholders in Rivers State especially those aligned to the Rotimi Amaechi led mainstream of the party in the state was calmed yesterday after INEC published Pastor Cole as the candidate of the party in the state.

Cole was published alongside his running mate, Victor Giadom at the INEC office in Port Harcourt just as Governor Nyesom Wike was named as the PDP candidate with his deputy, Dr. Ipalibo Banigo as running mate.

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A chieftain of the APC aligned to Senator Magnus Abe who went to court to upend the list of candidates produced by the Amaechi led tendency described the publication of Cole’s name as a temporary victory for the Amaechi side.

“It is no more in our place to banter words with any stakeholder, but I can assure you even INEC knows it is merely playing along. The needful would be done in the end,” he said.

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