LP Cautions APC’s Cole Over Campaigns

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The Labour Party (LP) has advised Mr. Tonye Cole to stop parading himself as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the forthcoming general elections in Rivers State.
Candidate of the Labour Party in the 2019 gubernatorial election in Rivers State, Chief Isaac Nwonwu gave the advice while speaking with newsmen in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, weekend.
The Tide reports that Tonye Cole has insisted that he remains the governorship candidate of the state, saying he has the right to appeal the two court judgements against him.
But Nwonwu stated that the APC is not expected to continue its political campaign following the Federal High judgement which bars the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from featuring the party in this year’s general polls.
He stressed the need for political parties to respect the rule of law and allow internal democracy within their fold to ensure peace reigns.
He further said, “The continuous refusal by APC to respect the Court judgment has also been the reasons why the high level of insecurity and violence has continued to ravage the state.
“The need and importance of political parties to respect the rule of law and internal democracy is the foundation for peace. By the Federal High Court judgement APC can no longer carry any political campaign in Rivers State,” Nwonwu said.
He stated that the Labour Party is prepared to contest the forthcoming general elections in the state, pointing out that there is no crisis in the party.