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Supreme Court reserves judgment in Rivers guber election

The Supreme Court on Monday reserved judgment in the appeal filed by the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Patrick Tonye-Cole, against the victory of Gov. Siminalayi 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.


Tonye-Cole’s filed the suit following the Appeal Court’s decision of Nov. 28, 2023 which dismissed his appeal for lacking sufficient and convincing evidence.

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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 the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).


Defedants in the suit are the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) the PDP and Fubara.

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