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Again, Supreme Court dismisses an appeal filed by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal filed by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, to upturn the decision of a Tribunal that nullified his election.

Mr Wike had gone to court, saying the Tribunal had no jurisdiction to nullify the April 11 election, as its sitting was held in Abuja instead of Rivers State.

The Rivers State Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja on October 24  nullified the election of Nyesom Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as the Governor of Rivers State, on grounds that his election did not comply with electoral guidelines.

The Chairman of the Tribunal, Justice Suleiman Ambrosa, ordered INEC to conduct fresh elections in the state within 90 days of the ruling.

The petition challenging Mr Wike’s victory was filed by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) Mr Dakuku Peterside.
After the Judgement was delivered, the PDP and Mr Wike said they would appeal the judgment of the Rivers State Governorship Tribunal.
Addressing journalists after the judgment, counsel to the PDP, Chris Uche, said that “Governor Nyesom Wike remains governor until the appeal processes are exhausted”.

He added that the nature of the judgment delivered by the Justice Ambrosa-led tribunal made the appeal vital, as the new position adopted by the Tribunal must be tested in the interest of justice. (Channels TV)

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10 comments

  1. Paul Ifeanyi Obiji

    Quickly correct this error. It’s supreme not appeal and it’s about jurisdiction of tribunal and not about nullification of election.

  2. So there’ll be a re-run, the speaker will be sworn in, soldiers will take over the streets and cult killings will resume?

    Why is APC bent on destroying Rivers? Why is Amaechi this evil?! What has Rivers people done to deserve this madness?!

    • Adekunle Opeyemi

      The Speaker fraudulent election has been nullified yesterday. Federal government will appoint administrator till another peaceful, free and fair election is conducted. Wicked Wike is gone for good. No man will ride to power on blood of innocent voters in our modern day democracy. It’s not a do or die affair but Wike has taking it to the extreme by killing innocent voters

    • Killing many many people because you want to be a governor, may Almighty God judge wike and all the supporter of evil

  3. Izuchi Joseph

    Governor Nyesom Wicked remains governor until he gets his ass kicked out

  4. Babalola Belovedjohn

    The issue of the constitution of the election panel and relocation of the tribunal to Abuja on appeal by the Governor were both dismissed by the Supreme Court. It is interesting to read the reasons adduced by the court. The truth will always prevail no matter how long, and it may just be advisable for his excellency to go prepare for the re-run of the governorship election, if the pronouncement of the Supreme Court judges on this matter is anything to go by, if the governorship election matter is appealed even to the apex court, no prize if you guess correctly the outcome

  5. Balogun Adesina

    I love this pic, Men called to preach the Word of God for repentance ends up supporting evil, cheating, rigging and transgression, judgment will surely start from the house of God.

  6. Nnamani Stephen Okechukwu

    I thought he said APC bribed the tribunal? I don’t blame him MaMa Peace ‘gbese’ is hanging on his head.

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