Governor Nyesom Wike’s mandate has been upheld by the Nigerian Supreme Court on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. The Supreme Court at Abuja upheld the election of Nyesom Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party as governor of the oil-rich Rivers. Although court did not provide reasons for its judgment. It said detailed reasons for the verdict would be provided on February 12, 2016.
Remember that 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.
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.
According to Justice Kekere-Ekun who delivered the lead verdict, three separate appeals that were filed by Wike, PDP and INEC, were meritorious.
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.
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. Nyesom Wike Declared winner.
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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