The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State, Tonye Cole, has denied media reports that he withdrew his petition at the state governorship election petition tribunal.
Mr Cole is challenging the victory of the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Simi Fubara, during the March 18 governorship election.
But the national headquarters of the APC, through its lawyer, Solomon Umoh, announced the party’s withdrawal as a second petitioner in the case.
Reacting to the withdrawal, Mr Cole said he remains undeterred by attempts to undermine his effort to reclaim his stolen mandate, vowing to continue pursuing his case until he gets justice.
He said: “I want to formally denounce the false rumours surrounding our petition against the results of the Rivers State governorship election.
“I assure you that our petition stands strong and unwavering, and we will not be swayed in our pursuit of justice.
“Despite attempts to undermine our efforts, I want to emphasise that we are tirelessly working to ensure our voices are heard.
“We remain undeterred and resolute in our fight for what is right until justice is served.”