Breaking News: Supreme Court Upholds Gov Wike’s Election


The Supreme Court in Abuja has reportedly upheld the outcome of the April 11 governorship election that ‎brought Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State to power.

An unanimous judgment by the court restored the declaration of Wike as the valid winner of the poll by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC; upturning the concurrent judgments of both the Rivers State Governorship Election ‎Petition Tribunal and that of the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal.

Justice Kekere-Ekun who delivered the lead verdict of the court held that three separate appeals that were filed by Wike, PDP and INEC, were meritorious. Justice Mahmud Mohammed however reserved their reasons for the judgement till February 12.


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