The Supreme Court today Wednesday, January 27, upheld the election of Nyesom Wike as the duly elected governor of Rivers State.
Wike had approached the apex court after the Appeal Court upheld the decision of Rivers State Governorship Petitions Tribunal which nullified his election on October 24, 2015. APC candidate Dakuku Peterside had won the appeal court sitting challenging Wike’s election as the Rivers State governor.
Wike took the case to the Supreme Court and has gotten the ruling that will ensure he remains Rivers State governor till at least May 2019.
The ruling was delivered by Justice Kekere-Ekun. The apex court 7-man panel which was headed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed will provide reasons for their judgement on February 12.