Court Of Appeal Upholds Governor Wike’s Sack, Orders Fresh Election In Rivers

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A Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has today, struck out the appeal of Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike who’s seeking a dismissal of the judgment of the Rivers election petition tribunal which sacked him as governor of the state, reports Vanguard.

The Court in a 110-page ruling delivered by Justice M.B. Dongban-Mensem ruled that the election of Nyesom Wike did not conform to the electoral act and ordered a rerun in 90 days.

In the final ruling, the Court of Appeal ruled in favor of APC candidate, Dakuku Peterside on all seven issues raised by Wike.

Wike who had been sacked from office on October 24 by Rivers election petition tribunal, took the case to the Court of Appeal insisting that he was duly elected governor of the state‎ after his suit had been dismissed by the Supreme court where he had first taken it to.

He asked the appellate court to set aside the judgment of the tribunal, arguing that‎ the lower court failed to consider the evidence – that a proper election took place in Rivers state on April 11 – tendered before it.




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