Wednesday, January 27

Supreme Court Upholds Nyesom Wike’s Election As Rivers Governor



The Supreme has uphold the election of Nyesom Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party as governor of the oil-rich Rivers State.

The court gave the ruling Wednesday but did not provide reasons for its judgment.

It said detailed reasons for the verdict would be provided on February 12.

The Court of Appeal had on December 16  affirmed the judgment of the Rivers Governorship Election
Tribunal.

The appeal court had  ruled that Mr. Wike was not validly elected.

The Rivers Tribunal had earlier on October 24 nullified Mr. Wike’s election.

Premium Timre reports that the tribunal, which delivered its ruling in Abuja, also ordered that a fresh governorship election be conducted in the state.

After the tribunal’s ruling, the governor headed to the Court of Appeal, saying the judgment was untenable.

The petition challenging the election of Mr. Wike as Rivers State Governor was filed by Dakuku Peterside, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, in the election.

The Rivers governorship election, which was criticised by local and international observers, witnessed the largest amount of violence both in its build-up and after the elections.



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22 comments:

  1. The apex court has decided! I'm sure Amaechi & APC will have trouble sleeping tonight lol

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    1. Breaking news dakuku and amaechi to appeal supreme court decision, for more jokes text apc to 419

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  2. Hahahahaha! Bonita won't kee me. I love this. Congrats Nyesom.
    #The Beadologist#

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  3. Wow!!!! I'm so happy rite now that I can't wait to hear abt abia own oooo

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  4. Just passing through....coming back to laugh

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  6. The judiciary has woken up in Bubu's absence. #IStandWithPDP

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  7. Congrats to him

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  8. Even if they decide to hold election 12times, nyesom wike will still emerge victorious. Congrats to him. #Successful

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  9. I thought I saw akproko post earlier. What happened to it bcos I cnt find it. And I wana use it to relax.

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  10. Akwa Ibom we are waiting for yours

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  11. Big kudos to Wike... APC think say na them get Naija, I guess Rivers state pass them

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  12. Infant I heard the sweet news right from church,Ph is bubbling right now.i'm so so happy...shame on APC,shame on dakuku that thought he has a God father in the name of Buhari and Ameachi.wike is our governor I like.

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  13. Congratulations to him again. You are not alone about that @Ogechi Juliet, maybe the gist has joined the missing budget. Lol
    (Via TILB first nobleman)

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  14. There should reasons for this judgement ooo before people began to say all sort of things

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  15. With the result of the just concluded supreme action i have a feeling abia would hold same faith # okezieweknow

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  16. Ah...finally.congrats to Wike

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