BREAKING: S’Court affirms Fubara’s election

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By Kamsi Anayo

The Supreme Court has struck out the appeal by the All Progressives Congress candidate in the Rivers state governorship election, Mr Tonye Cole, challenging the electoral victory of governor Sim Fubara of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Cole had prayed the apex court to sack Siminalayi Fubara as governor of the state.

The APC candidate had alleged that the election was characterized by irregularities and that Fubara did not resign his previous position as required by the law, before the election.

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

While reading the lead judgment on Thursday, Justice Ibrahim Saulawa struck out Cole’s appeal.

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

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