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Rivers Guber: S’Court reserves judgment on APC’s appeal

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The Supreme Court on Monday reserved judgment in the appeal filed by Patrick Tonye-Cole against the Rivers State governor, Siminalayi Fubara.

Tonye-Cole, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, during the last gubernatorial election in the state, appealed against the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Fubara.

The case followed from the Appeal Court decision of November 28, which dismissed Tonye-Cole’s appeal for lacking sufficient and convincing evidence.

The APC governorship candidate is contending non-compliance with the Electoral Act, and Fubara’s continued signing of documents as the Rivers State’s Accountant-General after he was nominated the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, as grounds for the appeal.

However, a five-member panel headed by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun reserved judgment on the appeal after all parties in the suit adopted their briefs of arguments.

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