The Governorship candidate of the APC Dr. Dakuku Peterside today went down on his knees in prayer dedicating today’s victory to GOD Almighty.He urged his supporters not to be too jubilant as it wasn’t yet over till after the Court of Appeal.
However APC supporters break out in celebration from Abuja to Port Harcourt
Wike ousted, tribunal nullifies Rivers election
The Rivers State Governorship election Tribunal has nullified the election conducted on 11 April 2015, which returned Governor Nyesom Wike as the winner.
The tribunal sitting in Abuja, the Federal capital, gave the verdict this morning and ordered INEC to conduct a fresh election within 90 days.
TVC Entertainment tweeted the verdict of the court:
Dakuku Peterside of the APC had gone to court to challenge the result, alleging widespread electoral malpractices.
The Tribunal is led by Justice Mohammed Ambursa and has been sitting in Abuja.
The exchange of addresses by counsel to the petitioners—Peterside and the APC—as well as the respondents—Wike, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)—took place on Thursday, with the tribunal adjourning indefinitely for judgment. But yesterday the tribunal involved counsels that it was ready with its judgement.
Some international observers and other stakeholders who monitored the April 11 governorship election in Rivers State, as well as eminent personalities who testified before the tribunal had described the poll as a sham, saying that it was characterised by violence, massive rigging, intimidation of voters and snatching of ballot boxes.