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Court of Appeal sacks Gov Wike

16 December 2015, 13:53

Abuja - Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has been ordered to vacate his seat as governor of the state, reports NewsDay

A Court of Appeal panel sitting in Abuja on Wednesday upheld the ruling of the governorship election petition tribunal of Rivers state, which nullified the election of Wike as governor of the state.

The court ruled that the election of Wike did not conform with the electoral act.

The court also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct fresh polls within 90 days.

Also read: Court nullifies election of Rivers state governor Wike

Recall that on October 24, the tribunal had held that Wike was not duly elected governor of Rivers‎ state.

It ruled that a fresh election be held in the state within 90 days.

But Wike appealed against the judgment, insisting that he was duly elected governor of the state‎.

Wike's election is being challenged by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dakuku Peterside.

Wike, however, still have the option of going to the Supreme Court to challenge the Court of Appeal decision.

Read more at NewsDay

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