Appeal Court Sacks Rivers Gov. Wike


A Federal Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has nullified the election of Rivers State Gov. Nyesom Wike. The Governor was seeking a dismissal of the judgment of the Rivers election petition tribunal which sacked him as governor of the state.

In a 110-page ruling delivered by Justice M.B. Dongban-Mensem the Court ruled that the election of Nyesom Wike did not conform to the electoral act and ordered a rerun in 90 days.

If you recalled, a tribunal headed by Justice Suleiman Ambrosa had, in a judgment on October 24 voided Wike’s election and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a fresh election in the state.

Sources: ChannelsTv, Sahara Reporters