Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Supreme Court upholds Nyesom Wike's Election as governor of Rivers state


The Supreme Court has upheld the outcome of the April 11 governorship election that brought Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State to power.
The apex court in an unanimous judgment, restored the declaration of Wike as the valid winner of the poll by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Justice Kekere-Ekun who delivered the lead verdict, held that three separate appeals that were filed by Wike, PDP and INEC, were meritorious.
Concurrent judgments of both the Rivers State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal and that of the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal were all set aside by the Supreme Court.
Vanguard reports that the apex court panel headed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed however reserved their reasons for the judgement till February 12.

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