Nyesom Wike Supreme Court validates Governor's election

A seven-man panel led by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun unanimous arrived at the decision.

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The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.

The court on Wednesday, January, 27, said Wike won the April 11, 2015 governorship election in the State, overriding the judgement of the state's Election Petition Tribunal and the Appeal court, which declared that he should vacate his seat.

Wike, who was the People's Democratic Party's (PDP) candidate in the poll, headed to the apex court after the Appeal Court on December 16, 2015, upheld the decision of the tribunal which nullified his victory.

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A seven-man panel led by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun unanimous arrived at the decision.

The Appeal Court had ruled that Wike was not validly elected as governor, having failed to comply with the provisions of the Electoral Act and the electoral guidelines laid down by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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