Court Reserves Judgement On Tonye-Cole’s Dual Citizenship
An Appeal court sitting in Port Harcourt has reserved judgment in an appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State, and their Governorship Candidate, Patrick Tonye-Cole, against the Peoples Democratic Party and Independent National Electoral Commission over judgment of Federal High that sacked Tonye-Cole as Governorship Candidate of APC.
Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt presided over by Justice Emmanuel Obile had in his judgment on a suit filed by PDP that Patrick Tonye-Cole should be disqualified as Governorship Candidate of APC for allegedly having dual citizenship and that APC violated electoral act in the conduct of the Congress and primary that brought in Tonye-Cole .
Our Correspondent reports that when the matter came up before the Appeal Court, Counsels representing the parties argued and adopted their final written addresses.
The three man panel of the appeal led by Justice Joseph Ikyegh after listening to the argument from the legal representations, reserved judgment on a date that will be communicated to parties.
One of the Counsels to APC, Chimenem Jerome explained to our Correspondent the two appeal that came up in court and the reasons for the Appeal.
Mr. Jerome added that the party will wait for the outcome of the judgement.