Supreme Court to Deliver Judgment on Rivers State Governorship Election

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The Supreme Court is currently delivering judgment on the governorship election in Rivers State between Governor Siminalayi Fubara of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Tonye Cole of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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A five-man panel, led by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, had reserved judgment in the appeal, and the Electoral Act stipulates a 90-day period for the Supreme Court to deliver judgment on election appeals, set to expire on Friday.

Tonye Cole challenges Governor Fubara’s election in the March 18, 2023, election, alleging rigging and asserting Fubara’s disqualification for contesting while serving as the Accountant-General of Rivers State.

The Supreme Court’s decision is expected to settle the political crisis in Rivers State, including attempts to impeach Governor Fubara and clashes between political factions.

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