An Appeal Court sitting in Lagos State has rejected an appeal filed by the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Arc. Patrick Tonye-Cole.
The petition was against the victory of Governor Siminalayi Fubara of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Tonye-Cole sought the court to instruct INEC to declare him the winner of the March governorship election in Rivers.
However, the Rivers State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal had previously dismissed his petition, stating that the APC had withdrawn their challenge against Fubara’s victory.