Tribunal sacks Wike as Rivers State Governor, orders rerun

Chief Nyesom Wike
Chief Nyesom Wike

The Rivers State Governorship election tribunal has sacked Governor Nyesom Wike of the State.

In a judgement delivered by the chairman of the Tribunal, Justice Ambrosa, he said the petitioners’ witnesses testified truthfully without any falsehood in their demeanour.

It further held that evidence showed that it was not conducted in line with regulations of the INEC, adding that the respondents could not run away from documents presented, even as the use of card readers was deliberately defied.

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The Tribunal maintained the it was not impressed with the character of all the defence witnesses, who failed to read out documents presented by the petitioners during cross examination

The tribunal said the petitioner had proved their case; hence the election was not in compliance with the Electoral and as such Wike was not validly returned.

It therefore, ordered the INEC to conduct fresh election.

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