Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Nyesom Wike Loses Supreme Court Suit Against Election Tribunal

The Supreme court ruled that the President of the Court of Appeal acted in line with the ‎law in transferring the sitting of the tribunal to Abuja for security reasons.

The court also affirmed the judgement of the Court of Appeal, which had earlier affirmed the decision of the Tribunal to assume jurisdiction.

Nyesom Wike’s contention was that the tribunal should have sat in Rivers state and not in Abuja as The appeal court had earlier ruled that the tribunal could sit in Abuja to handle Rivers election petitions.

The tribunal was moved to Abuja over for security concerns, as those of Akwa I‎bom, Yobe, Adamawa and Borno.

The Rivers tribunal had last Saturday sacked Wike as governor of the state, and ordered that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) hold a fresh election within 90 days.

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