Newsbreak: S’Court affirms Fubara as Rivers State governor

By Samuel Ogunsona

The Supreme Court on Thursday has dismissed the appeal by the All Progressive Congress, (APC).

With the ruling, Fubara’s hold on power has become more legitimate.

He now has a legal 4-year term, if all variables remain unchanged.

The apex Court affirmed the Siminalayi Fubara’s as the duly elected Governor

The court judgement which was delivered by a five member-panel led by, Ibrahim Saulawa.

The Court said the appellant,Tonye Cole, did not prove the allegations of non-compliance with the Electoral Act, among others.

The APC governorship candidate challenged the victory of Fubara on the ground that he did not resign as the Accountant General of Rivers State before the election.

However, the Rivers State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal had dismissed the petition of Cole challenging the election of Fubara as the governor of the state earlier in October, 2023.

Cole appealed the tribunal ruling which upheld Fubara’s victory.

The Supreme Court has now affirmed the Tribunal ruling that earlier upheld Fubara’s victory.

The PDP candidate polled 302,614 votes to defeat his closet Cole who scored 95,274 votes.

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