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Rivers, Supreme Court reserves judgement

Rivers, Supreme Court reserves judgement

The Supreme Court has reserved judgment on the appeal Instituted by Patrick Tonye-Cole, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the the victory of the Rivers State governor, Siminalayi Fubara in the March 18, 2023 governorship election.

Tonye-Cole's case is a fallout of the Appeal Court decision of 28th November which dismissed his appeal for lacking sufficient and convincing evidence.

The APC governorship candidate's contention is that of irregularities, non-compliance with the Electoral Act and Fubara’s continued signing of documents as the Rivers State’s Accountant-General after his nomination as governorship candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP).

Galaxy Tv reports that Patrick Tonye-Cole's appeal is against electoral body, INEC, the PDP, and Governor Siminalaye Fubara.

A five-member panel headed by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun reserved judgment on the appeal after all parties in the suit adopted their briefs of arguments.
Counsels spoke with Journalists on the proceeding.

The Apex Court had dismissed the appeal of Innocent Ekwu of the Allied People’s Movement (APM) after it was withdrawn by his counsel.

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