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Tribunal dismisses Wike’s petition

17 August 2015, 20:37

Abuja -  The Rivers State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja on Monday dismissed an application filed by Gov. Nyesom Wike seeking the dismissal of the petition filed by the All Progressives Congress's candidate in the April 11 governorship election in the state,  Dakuku Peterside, reports Vanguard.

Wike had filed the petition praying for the dismissal of the petition challenging his victory at the poll on the grounds that Peterside failed to pay the N1 00o said to be prescribed as fee for the issuance of the pre-hearing notice.

Also read: Wike accused of derailing Buhari's presidential ambitions

Dismissing Wike’s petition, Justice Muazu Pindiga-led tribunal held that the APC and Peterside, properly convoked a pre-hearing session on their cases against Wike.

The tribunal held that the ‎application for issuance of pre-hearing notice was not part of documents for which a filing fee must be paid as prescribed in paragraph 37(4) of the 1st Schedule to the Electoral Act.

The tribunal also held that there was no defect in the pre-hearing kick-started by the Peterside and the APC.

Read more at Vanguard.

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