Tribunal affirms Governor Fubara’s victory, dismisses LP’s petition

The Rivers State Governorship Election Petition sitting in Abuja has dismissed the Labour Party (LP) and its candidate in the March 18 Governorship election, Beatrice Itubo challenging the election of Governor Simnalayi Fubara of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

The three-man panel chaired by Justice Cletus Emifonye dismissed the petition for lacking in merit and for failing to prove their allegations.

The LP and its candidate, Itubo had approached the Tribunal to nullify the election of Governor Fubara who INEC declared as winner after poling 302,614 votes to defeat his closet rival Tonye Cole of the APC who scored 95,274 votes.

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