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Tribunal reaffirms Wike’s victory

By Rosemary Nwisi, Port Harcourt on 05/10/2019

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•Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike
•Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike

Rivers State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Port Harcourt, has affirmed Governor Nyesom Wike victory in the March 9 election.

It dismissed the petition by the Action Democratic Party (ADP) and its Governorship candidate, Victor Fingesi in the election.

The ADP was before the tribunal to challenge the victory of the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in the election.

The three man petition tribunal panel led by Justice Kingsley A. Ojiako, dismissed the petition on Saturday for lacking in merit.

Fingesi and his party claimed that governorship election did not hold in the state, following widespread violence, which was confirmed by a statement signed and circulated by the Independent National Election Commission (INEC).

They urged the court to nullify the entire election, declare INEC results which announced Wike winner of the exercise null and void and order for a fresh poll.

Delivering the 3 -hour judgement, Justice Ojiakor ruled that the petition by the ADP lacked merit.

He said that the petitioners lacked lucus standi to argue the position in court.

Justice Ojiako ruled that the petitioner failed to present any reasonable cause of actions against the 2nd respondent (Wike), stating that ADP candidate lacked the locus standi to present grounds 5&6 based on inconsistent paragraphs in the petition. (The Nation)

Source News Express

Posted 05/10/2019 7:29:36 PM

 

 

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