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Factional governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State, Tonye Cole, has said he remained hopeful of victory at the Supreme Court as judgement on the substantive suit is slated for Monday.

Cole said this while reacting to Friday’s Supreme Court’s judgement nullifying the party’s primaries in the state.

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Spokesman of the Tonye Cole/Giadom Campaign Organization, Ogbonna Nwuke, in a statement on Friday in Abuja after the judgement, urged APC supporters in the state not to be disheartened.

The statement reads: “Our attention has been drawn to reports which suggest that Ibrahim Umar and 22 others have secured a final determination at the Supreme Court.

“The facts available to us are that the only issue determined today, Friday, 8th February, 2019 was that of legal representation, which had been in contention.

“Based on the various conflicting headlines being carried, it is critical to state that there are other pending matters, including the substantive appeal, which is yet to be determined by the Supreme Court.

“Our faith in the judiciary remains unshaken. We wish to urge our numerous supporters not to panic, following the deliberate misrepresentation of facts on the social media and elsewhere regarding the outcome of today’s judgement. We shall surely be triumphant in the end.”