Breaking: Supreme Court upholds Gov Wike's election

Breaking: Supreme Court upholds Gov Wike's election

The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Rivers state governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike.

The apex court dismissed a petition filed by the African Action Congress (AAC) and its candidate in the last governorship election, Awara Biokpomabo Festus, describing it as an exercise in futility.

The two unanimous judgments were delivered on Friday, October 25 by a seven-man panel of the court.

The apex court went on to uphold the two appeals by Wike on the grounds that they were meritorious.

The ruling has gotten several reactions on social media.

Justice Ejembi Eko wrote and delivered the lead judgments in both appeals, which the other six members of the panel agreed with.

Governor Wike was recently quoted as saying nobody ran election against him during the March 9, 2019, election, adding that a tribunal judgement confirmed that he actually won the election.

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