14th July 2024
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Tribunal dismisses AAC’s petitions, upholds Wike’s election

Tribunal dismisses AAC’s petitions, upholds Wike’s election

Chukwudi Akasike

THE Rivers State Governorship Election Tribunal on Saturday affirmed the re-election of Rivers State Governor,  Nyesom Wike, following the dismissal of the petition filed by the African Action Congress candidate,  Biokpomabo Awara, seeking the nullification of the March 9 governorship election.

“We affirm the election of Nyesom Ezenwo Wike as duly elected,” the Tribunal declared.

It noted that the petitioner failed to prove his petition beyond reasonable doubt and maintained that he failed to adduce evidence to prove that the election was  marred by violence and irregularities.

The judgment of the tribunal in the AAC petition was read by Justice K. B. Olawoyin .

It declared that Wike won 19 out of the 21 local government areas where elections held, while the petitioner won in two local government areas.

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