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WikeThe Rivers State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja on Saturday nullified the election of Governor Nyesom Wike, the current governor of Rivers State who won the election as the PDP candidate in the April 2015 governorship election.

The governorship candidate of the APC, Dakuku Peterside filed the petition  asking Tribunal to nullify the governorship election in the state and to order a new election.

Governor Nyesom Wike and his legal team asked the Tribunal to dismiss the petition.

Based on today’s ruling, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been ordered to conduct a new governorship election exercise in the state.

Chairman of the Tribunal, Justice Suleiman Ambrosa delivered his judgement. In his ruling, he said, “We hereby order INEC to conduct fresh elections”.

64 Comments

  1. zandzay

    October 24, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm……

  2. MIA

    October 24, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    This is good. It’s just the unrest in PHC will increase

  3. Jeff

    October 24, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    If you are in the opposition in this country.. U are finished

  4. ACE

    October 24, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Wike is not out yet…BN calm down with that headline.

  5. tickled

    October 24, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Hehehehehe

  6. charles

    October 24, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Great News! We all knew the elections in rivers state was a sham. I don”t care who wins the re-run, but it should be won the right way, not through daylight fraud & violence

  7. Carphy

    October 24, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    If only he had allow Amaechi to rest

  8. oghene

    October 24, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Apc don’t accept defeat, is it back ward that Nigerians will always go . We need change biko.

  9. lifeisbeautiful

    October 24, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Good! If Nigeria must change it should start at the Judiciary where fairness and justice outweighs injustice. This is good as we all know elections weren’t held in Rivers ans Always Ibom.

  10. frank teacher

    October 24, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Wike is too much of an AGBERO to go peacefully like Omehia
    please lets pray for peace in PHC

  11. Anon

    October 24, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Wow!

  12. jasmine

    October 24, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Naija I hail. What’s the meaning of this? Na wa o. *lips sealed*

  13. Wale

    October 24, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Wonderful news! Now they can conduct a proper election – it should be a textbook election, well monitored and with plenty of security and eyes on it. The winner can then proudly go home with the prize. Please make sure mama drama Faka is listening. She and Wike murdered too many because of election tge last time. May the best person win this time.

    • wale teacher

      October 24, 2015 at 9:34 pm

      Dream on… If you believe APC will win Rivers, then you should believe PDP will win Kano.

      “APC will win Rivers” , Joke of the decade.

      Rivers is not filled with brainwashed people who will be deceived with Aregbe “odourless fufu”

  14. lola

    October 24, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Wike, see your life?

  15. ES DON

    October 24, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Wike remain’s our governor …the tribunal judgement will be challange by apealing it in suprem court so untill supreme court orders him out as governor till then wike still remain the governor of our great state Rivers

  16. Esther Vikthur

    October 24, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Let the will of God be done in Rivers State

  17. mabel

    October 24, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    This music that you want to play, I hope you will dance to it when it’s time.

  18. godpower egbono

    October 24, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    please let all Rivers indigenes pray for enduring peace in our dear state in a time like this. We should avoid inflammatory comments that will tear down rather than unite us as a loving people that we have always been.

  19. Somto

    October 24, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Please Delta state elections should be nullified also as there was mass rigging and intimidation and murder by the PDP especially in all the wards in Anioma and Ika local government areas

    • nene+

      October 24, 2015 at 5:47 pm

      Suddenly elections in oil rich states are nullified? Some e rats says it’s fine??????

      So you mean Ambode’s, Amosun’s entire West and Northern elections where violent free and fair???

      Rerun elections in Niger Delta 1000 times and PDP will win 1001 times!!!!

      Tribunal orchestrated by APC?

      We will all sit down here and read Wike and Akwa Ibom PDP disgraced APC rats and all the bitterness it represent! APC can’t win in a household in these places!

      Shameless Tribunal can’t raise a finger in Kano neither can buhari rats dare blaspheme their master!

      Hahahahahahahahhahaha APC may never smell any oil state not even the one in Ondo state so keep grinding!

      Absolute rubbish! A party of dogs and baboons! A party who never accepts defeat! Shame on guys! Not even Buhari’s boy in INEC will win Edo back to APC not to mention Rivers and Akwaibom!

      Shameless lots!

    • nnenne

      October 24, 2015 at 6:51 pm

      nene+… A pleasure to read your comments. Always. Your analysis is dope.
      Buhari and all the blind APC followers should not bring war to the south. . They can’t even manage BH. What type of democracy is this?
      So Akwa Ibom and Rivers are the only place with alleged election malpractice?

      How long would it take for this oil to dry so we will really know the real Nigerians?

    • nene+

      October 24, 2015 at 8:01 pm

      Just read on Twitter Tolu Ogunlesi, Muktah,Olawale,Yunus, Ayodeji excitement over Rivers tribunal judgment! What a misplaced dissipated energy!

      When bombs detonated repeatedly this week, these parasites where nervous,dumb and silent like a chick at the sight of a hawk!!!!!! They are also voiceless as people of Osun starves and as robbers brazenly rob in Lagos choatic traffic? Suddenly they are awake upon the verdict of their master? They are now jumping like little ewe all around twitter

      This I know for sure. Dakuku Peterside can never become Rivers State Governor even if Amaechi is made the INEC Chairman.

      Tribunal my foot! Rivers election will be done by the people of River not Muktar nor mr Ogunlesi!

      Tolu deal with Lagos it’s already a handful! Hypocrisy is when Muktah and co ignore a burning house to chase rats!

    • FasholasLover

      October 25, 2015 at 12:28 am

      Nene+ no need for long talk. Even if Bubu man the election boot and Amaechi is Rivers chairman Wike will win again and again. This kind change may just be the beginning of the new Nigeria we all desire. A Rawlings may just be in the works.

  20. m

    October 24, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Let it be done the right way, again 50 million times reruns excepts rivers people are bastards, Wike will still win. Baboon dey work monkey dey chop must stop let bastards keep running high on manipulation deluding themselves as kings

    • nene+

      October 24, 2015 at 9:37 pm

      Hugs nnenne..

  21. idongesit inyang

    October 24, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    God is wonderful.Wike was biting the finger that fed him.How could somebody like him whom Amaechi brought into limelight be fighting gruesomely against Amaehi’s ministerial appointment in an APC government which Amaechi fought tirelessly to install?

    • Koko

      October 24, 2015 at 4:43 pm

      Sad part is, even Amaechi did the same to his godfather Odili. Our God is truly wonderful.

    • tony

      October 24, 2015 at 7:36 pm

      Amaechi did nothing to Odili. Get your facts right. Amaechi won the PDP primaries to be the flag bearer of the party in the 2007 elections and his name was suddenly removed and given to Omehia who didn’t even come second in the primaries by Odili who was his godfather. Amaechi fought to get his mandate back and won. So how did Amaechi betray Odili? Odili betrayed Amaechi after Amaechi served him for years.

  22. oghenekevwe

    October 24, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    If Apc take over Rivers state, that means rotimi amiechi is a robber, liar and a brieb master. People when Nigerians political won deceive don die

  23. NaijaPikin

    October 24, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Still waiting on Abia state also. Coffins on the street scare tactics. Sigh

  24. nax

    October 24, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Woop woop! APC infiltrating Judiciary since Tinubu era this is how they got the west.now niger delta. Please Apc rigged from Lagos to kano katsina and so on. Nigerians be enlightened I am non partisan but when i see APC battling to get oil money I just wonder. Jusdiciary should be fair though if they dont cool they should remember they would dance to rhythm too one day. Nobody here can tell me APC won rivers state rigging or no rigging. APC I hail una politics o plus PDP playing a dumb kinda opposition.

    • Efefe

      October 24, 2015 at 5:57 pm

      My thoughts exactly how can APC win the gubernatorial in Rivers yet did not deliver on the presidency

  25. i no send

    October 24, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    rivers state drama is exhausting i swear .abeg the should not kill more people o….the elections was the most violent in the country..please i pray for peace

  26. Candy

    October 24, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    Haha nawa ! After all his gra-gra, probe Amaechi, this and that .. That Amaechi’s head is strong sha. God will help all of them.

  27. Emanuel Baba

    October 24, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    A suggestion to Wike Apply to the authority to transfer Top Cop Mb Joe Mb back to Rivers State to oversee the rerun

  28. m

    October 24, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    Thank you nene. It will do Amaechi like film trick when they finish him to pieces. Let him not learn from others. Any southerner especially east and south that can not see they are tools to be used and used and sucked out if power is not just a full but a bastard. Interesting how every potential southerner with the means is attacked. . Stay on the Norther agenda or be finished. Useless cowards that cant stand up for justice. Amaechi when they hv used u to bring home those they want you to bring, your fall will be like a pack of cards. Be feeling like a king there ,nkita like u.

  29. m

    October 24, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    Not just a fool*

  30. Sylvia

    October 24, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    Apc wants to make sure that they takeover rivers state so that they can steal oil money to there godfather in Abuja & lagos & because Apc don’t have strong evidence to proof that is why they want to re hold the election & it is a taboo & corruption,change my asa

    • i no send

      October 24, 2015 at 7:58 pm

      what are you on about?? when mrs madueke your own person was in charge of your oil. what did she do??? you people have such short and childish way of reasoning ..gerrout jor

    • bb

      October 25, 2015 at 3:40 am

      Your a clown. Who has not stolen this oil – otedola, tinubu, alakija, mko, adenuga, who? choke on your vomit.

    • Sylvia

      October 25, 2015 at 1:01 pm

      President buhari was once in charge of the oil also & didn’t do anything like Mrs madueke, so nobody is a child.

  31. Bobisheil

    October 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Its un4tunate dt d so-called change of apc is all abt bewitching PDP instead of d wel-fare of Nigerians. A party dt neglets equal representation in appointive positions in a plural nation lik ours,absence of youths nd women etc is nt worth bn a national party nd much pity 2 any. Southerner or an easterner dt stl rooms in dia deceptive change.Amaechi nd his cohorts r neva a threat nd I wish he realises his steps early enof.

  32. [email protected]

    October 24, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    the tribunal sack wike, because of his wickedness and killings. may god help him.

  33. Mrs o

    October 24, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    @ nene with due respect you are dumb… even the blind knows that no election took place in Rivers state.. A proper civilised election shld hold and the best man will win

    • or

      October 24, 2015 at 11:04 pm

      Mrs o sounds very dumb! Remind me of your dirty state again? Brainwashed olofofo madam! Were you in Rivers gbeborun oshi

  34. Dmoore

    October 24, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    APC or what ever you call them,will never win river state unless all rivers have turned fools.which I know they are not and can not allow Buhari to deceive them.thank god for the understanding of the people of rivers.

  35. me

    October 24, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    So u all are still screaming change…. O my people, so blind to it all. How can you support thiS… Wike got in there, exactly the same way your corrupt president got In. Say what you may, but by association Buhari is as dirty and corrupt…. maybe in a controlled way but corruption is still corruption.

  36. okechukwu ofili

    October 24, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    If GEJ acted like APC in Rivers and AkwaIbom he might still be President of Nigeria.

    • onyi

      October 25, 2015 at 1:44 am

      Facts only!

  37. jasmine

    October 24, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Can we have another election in Lagos??? They cheated Jimi. Bella, read Wike’s response on facebook. It’s just sad that APC is doing this to our country

  38. John I. Udo

    October 24, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    Always wonderful news’! Buhari is supposed to be the God sent saviour to Nigeria. It is clear now to see how the saviour will deliver his salvation. The solution is not turning Nigeria into a one party state. How would you ever accept the sponsorship of a corupt man like Amechi, Tinubu and a corupt figure like Obansanjo is your ambassador of goodwill. Ican see where you are going. Goodluck!

  39. charlesdee

    October 25, 2015 at 8:42 am

    It is high time Nigerians stopped being partisan n embrace d general wellbeing of d country.

  40. tom polo

    October 25, 2015 at 9:00 am

    This is good news for the people of River State. The truth has no other side. We need responsible governance in Nigeria in this Era of Change.

  41. Suz

    October 25, 2015 at 9:35 am

    The issue here is not about APC or PDP, but about doing things the right way. Let there be a free and fair election in Rivers state and whoever emerges the winner gets to govern the state irrespective of party. My opinion.

  42. omomoba

    October 25, 2015 at 10:41 am

    @nene,keep deceiving and consoling yourself.you people fools make hell of noise that Buharri cant win the stupid jonathan,He won with a wide marging.APC will win this rerun election.

    • Word

      October 25, 2015 at 1:28 pm

      You are wrong. APC will never win Rivers State, especially after Wike paid all the salaries owed to the civil servants and teachers except APC rigs the election, which will create chaos and unnecessary deaths in Rivers state. My people will not take it lightly. I know my people. Wike is not going anywhere!

    • nnenne

      October 25, 2015 at 2:10 pm

      Omomoba. …Don’t you mean Buhari will rig the election and steal this region, he very much desires???

      I have noticed from the comments that the people in support of this verdict are westerners and northerners and not the people of Rivers state.

      Is this Amaechi’s way of covering and shunning all the court cases against his government?

      Buhari, and Amaechi, we need peace!
      Let sleeping dogs lie please!!!!!

    • apc lies

      October 25, 2015 at 3:16 pm

      Omomoba a yoruba girl concerned over amaechi lmao!!!!!
      See concerned westerners……
      Abeg omomoba carry your dusty ass comot!!

  43. Word

    October 25, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Because of the scales falling from people ‘s eyes about Buhari , APC will not win the elections free and fair in Rivers state. They are going to rig it.

  44. Abj

    October 25, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    Oh Jonna, u see watin ur gentleman approach to Nigerian politics dey cause? Anyway, Wike all the wayyyyyyyyyyy. Pls encourage all ur rivers friends and family members to come out enmass when this August visitor election date us eventually announced. APC eyeing Rivers oil money. Com chop!

  45. oghenekevwe

    October 25, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Amaechi was once feed by someone before. The problem amaechi brings to rivers state yesterday, is the trouble he is going to drink tomorrow,

  46. Bravo

    October 26, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    It is a pitiable dismal pizmal,it regrettably lugubrious dat a man who conspired against amaechi his election has been nullified,there’ll be no more bloated epigastrum bonhomie, suyaing,peppersouping and big stouting as APC dat will change Nigeria to eldorado are continuous to defeats PDP dat killed Nigeria.Lol

    • ayo falana

      January 27, 2016 at 1:16 am

      the fact is that our goverment are not doing anything for the people. all the state governor are all like that pdp/apc are all the same.look at aregbe shola of my state,he is there making money 4 his god father who have settle some kingsmen of the state 4 him to manage,bsse on contract.

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