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Appeal Court Upholds Tribunal Judgement Nullifying Gov. Wike’s Election │ He Opposes Ruling



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The Court of Appeal in Abuja has affirmed the judgement of the Rivers State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which nullified the election of Nyesom Wike as governor of the state, Punch reports.

However, Wike has opposed the ruling, stating that he still remains Rivers State governor, as according to him, he was duly elected, Cable reports.

Meanwhile,  the court has ordered that a fresh election should be held within 90 days.

Wike’s special assistant on electronic media, Simeon Nwakaudu, today released the following statement on behalf of the governor:

The Rivers state governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has instructed his lawyers to appeal today’s  judgment of the court of appeal which ordered fresh governorship  election  in  the state.

Wike stated that  he disagrees with the judgment, hence his decision  to  exhaust  his constitutional right by challenging  the appeal court  judgment  at the supreme court.

Governor Wike has called on all his supporters and the people of Rivers state  to remain calm as Justice  will be done at the end of day.

He assured  the  people  of  the  state  that he will use all constitutional processes to protect the  mandate they freely bestowed on him, hence his decision  to  approach the  Supreme Court for further adjudication.

The governor  said  that he still remains  the  duly elected governor  of  Rivers state  pending the  determination  of  his appeal  by the supreme court.

Governor Wike assured the people of Rivers state that all ongoing development  projects will continue  while his administration  will  continue  to  promote  the  security of lives and property  across  the  state.

Photo Credit: Cable


  1. nunulicious

    December 16, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Dear Nyelson wike. you need to sit up and prepare for the REAL ELECTIONS coming up in 90 days. I promise you, that is when elections will really hold. not to worry, if you really have the mandate of the people, you will win again.

  2. Slave of Christ Jesus

    December 16, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Let the will of God be done.

  3. ACE

    December 16, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Please APC leave Rivers State alone ! You ruled 8 years already give someone else a chance . Rivers state need peace , rest and progress which we lack . God please give Rivers State peace .

  4. jasmine

    December 16, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    They should stop all this rubbish abeg and allow him rule. Haba

  5. Ogbenituks

    December 17, 2015 at 1:03 am

    How can you say APC leave rivers alone when PDP rigged the election did they fight fair. Abeg some people have double standards

    • PHboy

      December 17, 2015 at 5:04 pm

      PDP out-smarted APC in the elections in Rivers State. The truth is that, APC tried to rig but could not succeed. One thing about rigging is that, it`s almost impossible for the minority to out-rig the majority. PDP is in the majority in Rivers State. All the so called Rivers APC members were formerly PDP members and they all know how elections were conducted in the past. The majority of Rivers people have spoken…….. “WIKE IS OUR GOVERNOR” Conduct the elections in Rivers State a million times over, and WIKE will still win, …PERIOD!!!

  6. Amy

    December 17, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    If you say that PDP rigged election in Rivers, who rigged in Kano, Kaduna etc? APC want Rivers by force but God pass them, they will never succeed.

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