After a along sitting at the States Petition Tribunal, the Rivers State sitting governor, Nyesom Wike has been sacked by the Rivers State Election Petition Tribunal.
The judgment, which was passed in Abuja on Saturday, October 24, 2015, has thrown members of the All Progressive Progress into a state of jubilation, as the tribunal upheld Dakuku Peterside of the All Progressive Congress’ petition, and ordered for a fresh elections in the state within 90 days.
during court proceedings, Wike’s witnesses didn’t quite help the sitting governor as their characters were questioned when they dodged questions under cross-examination and also refused to answer most questions.
As the dismissed rivers’ boss is groaning in bitterness, the election petition tribunal has ordered to conduct another governorship election in the state before the end of the year, which will not see Wike among the contestants.
Notice also that Dakuku Peterside had contested the victory of Nyesom Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party at the polls claiming that voters were intimidated, result sheets were not available for viewing, electoral materials were snatched and there were non-collation of results at wards and LG levels.