THE Supreme Court has upheld the election of Nyesom Wike as the Governor of Rivers State. The reason for the judgement is to be listed on February 12.
Giving the ruling on Wednesday, January 27, Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, set aside the judgement of the Appeal Court which nullified the election of Governor Wike.
It is a unanimous judgement by a seven-man panel of the apex court.
The Court of Appeal had on December 16, 2015, struck out the appeal of Wike, seeking a dismissal of the judgment of the Rivers State Election Petition Tribunal which sacked him as governor of the state.
The five-man panel of the appellate court held that Wike was not validly elected as governor, having failed to comply with the provisions of the Electoral Act and the electoral guidelines laid down by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
— Jan 27, 2016 @ 19:20 GMT