Supreme Court upholds Wike’s election

 

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The Supreme Court confirmed the election of Governor Nyesom Wike thereby declaring him the valid winner of the poll by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC on January 27, 2016.Governor Wike had beat his challenger, APC candidate Dakuku Peterside during the governorship election that was held on April 11, 2015. Wike approached the apex court previously after the Appeal Court upheld the decision of Rivers State Governorship Petitions Tribunal which nullified his election on October 24, 2015.

The verdict was delivered by Justice Kekere-Ekun and the court will provide reasons for their verdict in due time.

 

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