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Tribunal nullifies Nyesom Wike's election in Rivers

24/10/2015 14:56

The Rivers State Governorship election Tribunal led by Justice Suleiman Ambrosa sitting in Abuja has nullified the election of Governor Nyesom Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party and ordered fresh governorship election in the state.

Meanwhile, the PDP has said it will challenge the judgment of the Tribunal which ordered fresh governorship election in the state within 90 days.

Counsel for the PDP, Chris Uche, SAN, said that Wike remained governor until the appeal processes are exhausted.

According to him, the nature of the judgment delivered by the Justice Ambrosa-led Tribunal makes appeal necessary as the new position adopted by the tribunal must be tested in the interest of justice.

Uche noted that the tribunal's reliance on card reader accreditation to nullify the governorship election when evidence was led by both the Respondents and the petitioners that both card reader and manual accreditation were used for the election requires testing at the Court of Appeal.

He said it was shocking that less than 24 hours after lawyers on all sides submitted nine written addresses and documents, the Tribunal sent notice that judgment would be delivered on Saturday morning.


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