The Supreme Court dismisses Allied People’s Movement’s appeal against Rivers State Governor, SIMINALAYI FUBARA

Monday, January 15, 2024
– The Supreme Court has today dismissed the appeal by the Allied People’s Movement against the victory of Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara.

Led by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, the five-member panel, also reserved judgment in the appeal by the All Progressives Congress and its candidate, Patrick Tonye-Cole.

The counsel for the APM and its candidate in the March 18th election, Innocent Kere, at proceedings on Monday opted to withdraw the appeal.

The appeal was subsequently dismissed by the apex court.

Tonye-Cole and APC appeal was reserved for judgment, after the court listened to the arguments of the party involved in the matter.

Tonye-Cole, among others, is asking the apex court to sack Fubara, adding that the Governor did not resign as the Accountant General of the State under the deadline stipulated by the constitution and the Electoral Act.

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