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Supreme Court dismisses APM’s appeal against Gov Fubara

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The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal from the Allied People’s Movement (APM) against the victory of the governor of Rivers state, Siminalayi Fubara.

On Monday, the five-member panel of the apex court led by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun also reserved judgment in the appeal by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, Patrick Tonye-Cole.

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

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The appeal was subsequently dismissed by the apex court.

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

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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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The lower courts had dismissed all appeals against Fubara and upheld his election.

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