The court dismissed the appeal by Sekibo stating that it lacks merit.
It should be noted that the tribunal had
on June 29
declared Uchendu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) the winner of the senatorial election
It further directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the certificate of return given to Sekibo and then issue another one to Uchendu.
The decision of the tribunal was based on the fact that Uchendu won majority of the vote cast in the Rivers re-run legislative election.
Uchendu had also approached the tribunal with a petition asking the court to declare him as the winner of the poll.
He alleged that INEC failed to take into cognisance the results of some wards and polling units before declaring Sekibo as the winner of the election