Appeal Court has affirmed the victory of Rivers State Governor, Sim Fubara as winner of Rivers 2023 governorship election.
The Appeal Court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday dismissed the petition filed by the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Patrick Tonye-Cole.
Tonye Cole had challenged Fubara and his declaration as the winner in the governorship election held in the state in March 2023 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The APC candidate, who was present in the courtroom on Tuesday, wanted the court to direct INEC to declare him the winner of the March governorship election in Rivers.
The Rivers State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal had in October dismissed the petition of Cole challenging the election of Fubara as the governor of the state.
The tribunal had in October dismissed the petition saying that the APC that sponsored Cole had withdrawn the petition against Fubara’s victory.
The Appeal Court also dismissed APM’s suit against Fubara of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).