16th December, 2015
The Abuja division of court of Appeal on Wednesday upheld the decision of Rivers State Election petition tribunal which nullified the election of Nyesom Wike, the Governor of Rivers 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 with the Electoral Act.
The five-man panel of Appeal Court dismissed all grounds of appeal raised against the decision of Justice Suleiman Ambrossa tribunal’s nullification of the election by Wike in favour of his challenger.
Dakuku Peterside, the candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the April 11 Rivers State gubernatorial election had challenged the result of the election which he said was marred by malpractices.