Nigeria’s Supreme Court Rejects Sacked Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike’s Appeal

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Oct 27, 2015 – Nigeria’s Supreme Court Rejects Sacked Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike’s Appeal

The Supreme court today rejected ousted Rivers State Governor’s legal suit challenging the jurisdiction of the Rivers State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal to hear his case.

The Supreme Court dismissed his application and held that there were serious security challenges that warranted the relocation of the Tribunal in accordance with the provision of the constitution.

The Court also held that the Tribunal is properly constituted.

Wike had gone to court to challenge the jurisdiction of the tribunal which sat in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, instead of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, throughout its hearing.

The tribunal sat outside Port Harcourt due to fear of safety for the judges after widespread violence marred the governorship election of April 11, 2015 in the state.

It was because of electoral maplractices that the tribunal also anulled the victory of Nyesom Wike last Saturday and ordered for a rerun within 90 days.

7 thoughts on “Nigeria’s Supreme Court Rejects Sacked Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike’s Appeal

  1. HE HAS NOT SEEN ANYTHING YET,THERE WILL BE NO MORE ROOM FOR CORRUPTION AND IMPUNITY,FROM RIVERS WE WILL BE OFF TO EKITI STATE,SO FAYOSE BE READY COS YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED.

  2. why will supreme court reject his appeal… corrupt judicial system.. APC on the move… you have failed in RIvers state, wike should not accept it.
    APC you know what your doing atleast cover Amaechi corruption scandal..we know your plans but l bet you after paying that 23 Bilion naira to the court, you will surely loose. Amaechi you think your smart. dont dare Rivers people with your political ambition.

  3. What goes round comes round, wike it is now ur turn o. During GEJ days you ganged up to set up Amaechi, just have a glimpse of how bitter it is.

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