Governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Rivers State, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has revealed that he will approach the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal to challenge the outcome of the March 18, 2023 election that produced PDP’s Sim Fubara as the winner in the state.
Abe made the revelation while speaking on a live radio programme, in Port Harcourt.
He said: “we have studied the so-called outcome of the process of March 18 and have taken a decision and we are acting on it. “I don’t think that what happened on March 18 reflects the wishes of Rivers people or the desire of God for a better life for all of us.
“We don’t accept what happened on March 18 as the voice of God or a clear reflection of the wishes of Rivers people.
“We don’t think our people were allowed to democratically and effectively choose their leadership in accordance with the provisions of the Electoral Act. So, we will be going to Court to challenge that.”
Abe also expressed regrets that officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) refused to attend to SDP members who were at the commission’s office on Thursday to collect some documents that will support SDP petition at the tribunal.