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Amaechi’s ally, Tonye Cole wins Rivers state APC Governorship primaries



A Lagos based businessman and an ally to Rotimi Amaechi, the former Minister of Transportation, Tonye Cole, has won the All Progressives Congress governorship primary in Rivers State.

The businessman polled a total of 986 votes to defeat three other candidates who turned up at the primary to emerge as the party’s governorship candidate in the state for the 2023 general elections.

Ojukaye Flag Amachree, 190 votes, Seconte Davies, 47 votes,  Ibinabo West, 43 votes and Benrard Mikko who scored 2.

Although Senator Magnus Abe did not turn up for the exercise, he still garnered one.

  1. The Chairman, Rivers State APC Governorship Primaries Election, Larry Odey, announced the result and said a total of 1308 delegates were accredited, 1295 votes casted , 1285 valid votes, while 12 votes were voided.

Cole who said the primaries was the most transparent electoral process he has witnessed, promised to industrialized the state if elected in the main elections next year.

“I want to thank the leadership of APC IN rivers State and Rt Hon Chibuike Ameachi for believing in this process.

“APC is on a mission to bring hope to the people of Rivers State. We will industrialized Rivers State I want to also thank every other aspirants namely.

“I had made a promise to suppprt anyone who emerges winner at the primaries including Sen Magnus Abe, and I want to use this medium to urge him to lay down his sword, let us all work together,” he stated.

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