JUSTICE Suleiman Ambursa, chair of the Election Tribunal in Rivers State has nullified the April 11, governorship election in Rivers State. The three-man Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja also ordered for a fresh election to be conducted within 90 days.
The tribunal ruled that Wike’s election did not comply substantially with electoral guidelines.
Nyesom Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was declared winner of the previous election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
But Dakuku Peterside governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, went to the tribunal seeking the nullification of the ballot because it was marred by irregularities, fraudulent practices, and was not done in line with the electoral laws.
— Oct 24, 2015 @ 19:45 GMT