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Rivers Governorship: Tribunal dismisses Tonye-Cole’s petition against Gov Fubara

The Rivers State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja has dismissed the petition filed by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State, Patrick Tonye-Cole, against the election of Governor Siminalayi Fubara in the March 18 gubernatorial poll.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had declared Fubara, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as winner of the March 18 to governorship election in Rivers State.

Delivering judgment on Monday, the three-man panel of the tribunal, dismissed Tonye-Cole’s suit on the ground that the national leadership of the APC withdrew from the suit against Fubara.

The tribunal also dismissed the petition filed by the governorship candidate of the Labour Party, LP, in Rivers State, Beatrice Itubo against Fubara’s election.

The tribunal also dismissed the petition filed by the governorship candidate of Accord Party, AP, Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs.

The court equally dismissed the petition of the governorship candidate of the Alliance Peoples Movement, APM, Innocent Ekwu, for lacking in merit and awarded N500,000 as a fine against the petitioner.

 

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