Supreme Court Affirms Fubara as Rivers Gov

The Supreme Court, on Thursday, affirmed the election of Siminalayi Fubara as governor of Rivers state.

This is after the apex court dismissed an appeal by the All Progressives Congress candidate in the Rivers State governorship election, Tonye Cole, asking it to sack Fubara, who won the Rivers Governorship election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Cole, had 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.

But in a unanimous decision, the five-man panel 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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