Wednesday, December 16, 2015 1:18 pm
A Court of Appeal panel sitting in Abuja has upheld the ruling of the Governorship Election Tribunal for Rivers state, which nullified the election of Governor Nyesom Wike.
In a 110-page ruling delivered by Justice M.B. Dongban-Mensem, the Court ruled that the election of Nyesom Wike did not conform with the electoral act.
The three-man panel of judges ordered a rerun in 90 days.
Wike was dragged to court by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Dakuku Peterside.
Wike can still take his appeal to the Supreme Court for final verdict.
The judgment was widely expected on Tuesday, but was shifted till today.