The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has upheld and affirmed the decision of the Governorship Election Tribunal nullifying the election of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State.
In a 110-page ruling delivered by Justice M.B. Dongban-Mensem, On Wednesday, 16, 2015, the Court ruled that the election of Wike, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party did not conform to the electoral act.
The Appeal Court has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to conduct fresh election in Rivers State in 90 days.
Meanwhile, following the ruling by the three-man Court of Appeal panel sitting in Abuja, Wike has called on all his supporters and the people of Rivers State to remain calm, even as he has instructed his lawyers to appeal the judgement at the Supreme Court.
In a statement issued today, by Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor on Electronic Media, Governor Wike stated that he disagrees with the judgment, hence his decision to exhaust his constitutional right by challenging the Appeal Court judgment at the Supreme Court.