Supreme Court upholds Gov Fubara’s election

Supreme Court upholds Gov Fubara’s election

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by Tonye Cole, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the Rivers State governorship election, on Friday.

Cole has prayed the apex court to sack Siminalayi Fubara as the duly elected governor of the state.

He alleged that the election was marred by irregularities and that Fubara did not validly resign his previous position as required by the law, before the election.

Both the tribunal and the Court of Appeal dismissed his case for want of merit.

Reading the lead judgment, Justice Ibrahim Saulawa dismissed Cole’s appeal.

The five-man panel in a unanimous decision held that the appellant failed to prove his allegations that there was non-compliance with the Electoral Act during the election.


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