Supreme Court Upholds Nyesom Wike’s Election As Rivers Governor

4 years ago by: Mister Jay Wonder
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The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Nyesom Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party as governor of the oil-rich Rivers State.

The court gave the ruling validating the April 11 governorship election on 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.


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 election.



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-- gogoman (m) at 27-01-2016 08:57PM
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before nko!! no be naija u dey
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-- freethinker (m) at 27-01-2016 09:48PM
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DANIEL HAS COME TO JUDGEMENT!
WHAT IS WRITTEN IS WRITTEN.
THEY WILL TRY, BUT THEY WILL SURELY FAIL
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-- winace (f) at 27-01-2016 10:57PM
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Yes o. Congratulations to Rivers state pple.
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-- yebo15 (m) at 27-01-2016 11:14PM
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Apc propaganda don fail the second time they tried Taraba and failed and now rivers. Please any person who is not in agreement with the judgment should either jump into the lagoon or hug transforms.
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-- chylind5 (f) at 27-01-2016 11:46PM
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Am sooooo happy  now. Akwaibom is next.
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-- xsucces (m) at 28-01-2016 12:47AM
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copy that
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-- proly (f) at 28-01-2016 02:05AM
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Wike u ve come to stay......
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-- kenny1988 (m) at 28-01-2016 02:30AM
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congrats
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-- kenny1988 (m) at 28-01-2016 02:31AM
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kkkk
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-- kenny1988 (m) at 28-01-2016 02:38AM
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he is the peoples choice, in Wike do we trust.. no wike no rivers governor....Up pdp
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-- Anthonimania (m) at 28-01-2016 03:11AM
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I thought you people where saying APC are manipulating Judicial systems, and no fair judgement in Nigeria anymore...Do you now believe in Sai Baba's government? This is the first time Nigeria will be witnessing fairness after 16 years of PDP ruling.
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-- Trueyarn (m) at 28-01-2016 08:17AM
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Congrat Wike,remember the masses day and night or else?
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-- AmazingMarie (f) at 28-01-2016 09:08AM
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Wike Nyesome the learned gentleman governor i hail.  congrats on your victory!!
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-- DAMILARE100 (m) at 28-01-2016 11:29AM
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APC is humiliating PDP. Maybe that is the CHANGE they promised though
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-- DAMILARE100 (m) at 28-01-2016 11:30AM
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APC is humiliating PDP. Maybe that is the CHANGE they promised though. SHAME
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-- diezo (m) at 28-01-2016 12:48PM
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OK NOTED PERSON NO WELL ANOTHER PERSON COME DEY TAKE TABLET FOR PERSON WEY NO WELL NA WHO NO COME WELL يراقب الله !!!
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-- deboalabi262 (m) at 28-01-2016 08:37PM
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 Cool Cool Cool Cool

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-- Oworen25 (m) at 29-01-2016 05:33PM
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Why this APC no wan make another person rule for another state shebi they own the president why not relax and let others.
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-- deboalabi262 (m) at 29-01-2016 06:18PM
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 Cool

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