Saturday, 24 October 2015

Wike Lost At The Tribunal - Court void Wike's Election, Orders Fresh Poll

Rivers State Election Petition Tribunal ordered fresh governorship election... And sacks Wike as Rivers Governor

The Rivers State Election Petition Tribunal has sacked Nyesom Wike as the Governor of Rivers State.

The tribunal, which delivered its ruling in Abuja on Saturday, also ordered that a fresh governorship election be conducted in the state.

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