Tribunal sacks Nwike

Tribunal sacks Nwike

By Segun Ayobami

The Rivers State Election Petition Tribunal has sacked Nyesom Wike as the Governor of Rivers State, describing election that brought him to power as fraud.

The tribunal, which delivered its ruling in Abuja on Saturday, also ordered that a fresh governorship election be conducted in the state.

The petition challenging the election of Mr. Wike as Rivers State Governor was filed by Dakuku Peterside, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the election.

The Rivers governorship election, which was criticised by local and international observers, witnessed the largest amount of violence both in its build-up and after the elections.

Victory in democracy – APC

Meanwhile leadership of APC has described the judgement as victory for democracy.

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Posted from GoBroadsheet

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