Tribunal sacks Wike as Rivers Governor, orders rerun

Wike swearing in

The Rivers State Election Petition Tribunal has sacked Nyesom Wike as the Governor of Rivers State.

The tribunal, which delivered its ruling in Abuja on Saturday, also ordered that a fresh governorship election be conducted in the state.

The petition challenging the election of Mr. Wike as Rivers State Governor was filed by Dakuku Peterside, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the election.

The Rivers governorship election, which was criticised by local and international observers, witnessed the largest amount of violence both in its build-up and after the elections.

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  • Ibrahim

    Yes o,something like that.Should we really start celebrating the good turn around of our judiciary?

  • countryman

    I saw it coming. Wiked Wike was only a caretaker governor of Rivers. The Jezebel called Mama Piss went round the bend to impose Wike on the people of Rivers through the use of blood-thirsty thugs, and misused of corrupt security and INEC officials. Justice might be delayed but it can never be denied. This is the beginning of the end of Wiked Wike.

  • Sam

    Finally, this tout is out. For the sake of justice and the lives of the innocent citizens lose and wanton destruction of property. I hope he is arrested immediately and handcuffed within the Government House by his Aide-de-Camp as this tout could bolt out. For posterity sake, he should be barred from contesting any election now and in the future, PDP can win again, for all I care but not the pot-bellied tout called Wike.

  • TRUTH MASTER

    Who didn’t see this coming? Wike was bound to sleep into oblivion after taking the ‘sleeping pill’ of electoral malfeasance that is unparalleled in Nigeria’s history. Congrats Amaechi, Congrats Peterside, Congrats APC.

  • Interest

    Why is it that only PDP Governors are being removed by the Tribunal? APC may end up not only truncating Nigerian’s democracy but fast tracking disintegration of this contraption called Nigeria.

    • TRUTH MASTER

      Because PDP used state paraphernalia to rig the elections!

      • Interest

        Elections were only rigged in PDP states? What of some Northern states were under-aged voters were pictured voting? APC should respect the will of people of South-East and South-South for voting for the PDP or face dire consequences of peoples anger.

        • Nkem

          why did you people not go to the tribunal?

          • Interest

            Why did Appeal Court President relocate Rivers, Akwa Ibom Tribunals to Abuja if not to thwart the will of the people?

          • Nwa _ Africa

            Because criminals are fighting the witness……………..

          • Interest

            Tell that to marines!

          • Nkem

            You tell your own to the militants.

          • Nwa _ Africa

            Cry cry child…………………..

          • TRUTH MASTER

            To provide a conducive atmosphere for the tribunals to do their work

        • Nwa _ Africa

          Your rebellion will be crushed in a minute…………………

          • Interest

            You cannot crush people’s sincere quest for justice no matter what! When people start feeling that they can no longer get justice in a particular government via legal means what will erupt is violence and anarchy. If Northerners voted massively for APC because of Buhari, what made you believe that Rivers would not vote PDP because of GEJ?

          • Nkem

            Because Dumbiba was an absolute disaster.

        • TRUTH MASTER

          Go to the tribunal

          • Interest

            Next agitation from Niger-Delta would not be resource control but total separation from this contraption called Nigeria in unionism with our South-East brothers.

          • TRUTH MASTER

            Agitation is a democratic right, but let it not become violent!

    • Maria

      How many PDP govs have been removed?

      • Interest

        What of Akwa Ibom? What do make of that judgement?

        • Maria

          I only asked you how many PDP govs have been sacked? That is not the answer to the question. By the way, Akwa Ibom governor was not sacked. The tribunal only ordered fresh elections in some LGAs.

          • Interest

            Benue Governor was not nominated as APC candidate via any known party primary but Buhari set up a high-powered committee headed by himself to swing the judgement in favour of APC. Nigerians are watching…The era of ruling people against their wish is over..

          • Maria

            Why are you avoiding the question? Anwer my question.

          • sunny

            high power what? liar .

    • Nkem

      Who constituted/inaugurated the tribunals? Was it the Buhari administration?

      • Maria

        Dont mind the f00l.Jonathan government constituted the tribunals.

        • Interest

          Did Buhari allow them free hand to operate they way GEJ gave to Tribunals that saw then ACN winning Edo, Ekiti and Osun under the PDP government. Can such a thing happen under vindictive government of Buhari?

          • Nkem

            I thought you people said Jonathan was building institutions that would work even when he leaves office. Are you saying these institutions are no longer effective?

          • Interest

            Effective only in thwarting PDP’s victories?

          • Maria

            Why are you contradicting yourself? I understand…. you have not come to terms with reality.

          • Interest

            Pls define reality for me. Wake up from your illusions, this is 21st century where people cannot be governed or ruled against their wish. Conduct elections one million times in Rivers, Wike will win! Rivers people rejected Amaechi, Peterside, Buhari and the APC put together.

          • Maria

            How did Buhari interfere with the tribunals? Provide your evidence please.

      • Interest

        Benue Governor was not nominated as APC candidate via any known party primary but Buhari set up a high-powered committee headed by himself to swing the judgement in favour of APC. Nigerians are watching…The era of ruling people against their wish is over..

        • Nkem

          You people should be looking for some place to hide your faces by now. After all the Jonathan and his aides did to thwart the will of the people you are still here talking.

          • Interest

            If GEJ could concede Presidential powers to the APC, why can’t Buhari concede these PDP states to the will of the people? Why can’t he respect peoples wish?

          • I Hate Sycophant Truly

            Who are the people? Did election take place? Nobody say Wike cannot win but let him win constitutionally as prescribed by law. Rivers state recorded the highest death before, during and after 2015 general elections as released by NHRC and your emotion never prick for those that lost their lives because of election. Pls wear your God given humane face and think straight instead of being emotional for Wike and PDP.

      • Sam

        A tout will always be a tout, even in suite. Gbam!!!

    • SamPsalm

      The reason is that PDP was the party in power, remember? And had control of the State instruments for rigging elections. Can you appreciate that? Which go on to mean that wherever the APC won, it must have been that the PDP rigged so well and so badly and still came up short. In other words, if the PDP candidates go on to challenge such elections, they may only end up messing up their defeat even more – and probably end up in prison for revealing desperate things that they did which still could not land them their coveted offices

  • Nkem

    And they were telling us that Jonathan conducted a free and fair election in Nigeria. The Akwa Ibom and the Rivers cases has just shown how they were desperately trying to cling to power.

  • evidence

    All states that apc won were free and fair but oil producing states that pdp won were rigged, if apc likes, let them do re run one million times, apc will never win in rivers, a thieving Amaechi’s boy,who aligns with a party that is built on lies and deception and has been ruling by propaganda for the past five months, will not win in rivers, for whatever reason.

    • Findsems

      Cry baby cry baby. Please cry more , we can get you a bucket.

      • evidence

        Cry over what? When I know apc can never win in rivers? Amaechi should first return all the billions he stole from rivers to fund buhari’s election.  When you don’t have any intelligent thing to contribute except show case your crass stupidity, you post meaningless comment .

        • MilitaryPolice01

          you are right my brother..although I must say wike did not need all that violence,he would have won free and fair but he will win again no doubt once the election is conducted again .. apc winning in rivers is like apga winning in Ondo state..my only fear now is that since he no longer has any immunity they will immediately pick up his misdeeds as minister and send efcc after him hence chasing him out of circulation..hence pdp may have to go with another candidate if this happens but lets watch as it unfold

          • Interest

            If Buhari try arresting Wike, hell will be let lose in Rivers! Ordinary Biafra peaceful protest in Rivers, Buhari started panicking. Imagine what will happen when militants team up with Biafra activists?

          • MilitaryPolice01

            good point my brother but lets not forget pmb may not want to arrest him but interests and pressures round him might influence him..lets not forget that DSS went into akwa ibom govt house without his knowledge..impunity respects no sentiments

          • Interest

            Evil can only thrive when good men of conscience do nothing! Buhari should forget Rivers, if he want Nigeria to remain one till end of his vindictive tenure.

          • evidence

            And I ask again? What violence? The one that was created by apc propagandists? Which state did not record violence? Whatever they do, what I am sure of,is that apc can never win in rivers.

          • Interest

            Even in next world, APC will never win Rivers.

          • MilitaryPolice01

            my brother we are pushing the same point..apc can never win rivers sure but as per violence there was make we talk true at least in respect of the innocents that lost their lives

          • Interest

            So violence took place only in Rivers State? If there is any, it was instigated by arrogant Amaechi as Rivers governor.

          • Jack

            Imbecile like you! Did Buhari win Rivers yet became the president? APC don’t need Rivers but the thuggery, violence and Rigging that took place in Rivers can not be allowed to stand,?that wasn’t the change we voted for, so for sycophants blinded by ethnic sentiments with little or no brains like you, let the election take place and if WIKE wins then fair duece to him but there’s no soothsayer on this forum so until then shut your dirty ugly gob

          • MilitaryPolice01

            why call him an imbecile ? are you beyond making constructive comments ?

          • evidence

            I ask again, where violence no dey? Even worse cases of violence was recorded in other states? 

          • Jack

            Why can’t you just shut the F-up! You’re annoying peddling brainless statements here, let the election take place and we will know then but until then stop talking bulshit my guy, how much were you paid to do this by Wike?

          • evidence

            PT,stop withholding my comments, I collected the same amount that you collected from dakuku, wike would have given me more but Amaechi almost finished the money when he stole billions to fund buhari’s election. You see that election eh?! Apc will not win it,if buhari likes, let him import underage and alien and let them vote without card readers.Brainless fool.‎

          • I Hate Sycophant Truly

            Why not stop lying? Rivers state alone recorded 15 deaths during the general elections, follow by Akwa Ibom and next Taraba state. Go and check NHRC reports on death record before,during and after 2015 general elections. Living in emotion will only suffocate your spirit man and kill you faster.

          • I Hate Sycophant Truly

            This was the same song we heard during the presidential election that no one can defeat Jonathan but today we’ve crossed the bridge. Mr. Man, the political equation has long changed for some month now. The era of using government machinery to win election is long over. The era of seizing security attachees from legitimate governor for three years is over. The era of director DSS hiding and sneaking in at the middle of the night to see a legitimate governor is over. The era of barring Army commandant from seen legitimate governor is over. The era of using thugs to demoralise and intimidate voters is over. The era of using sectionalism and ethnic bias to vote is over for long. Mr. Man, cool down HATE kills faster than AIDS

          • evidence

            You defeated Jonathan with underage and alien voters without card readers,no single void vote in the core north,now we’re paying the price under your quota system president with boko haram killing everyday ,the economy on life support and denial of all campaign promises, if you think rivers will vote thieving Amaechi’s toy and  for a party built on lies and governing by propaganda for the last five months, then you better wake up‎ from your slumber.And go preach against hate to your terrorist brothers that are killing every 12 hours, Moron 

          • I Hate Sycophant Truly

            Oh! poor you and the constitutionally required time to fine petition in tribunal has lapsed. I would have advised you to seek redress instead of wallowing in hate and abuse. Since you allege on paper, you can also proof that under age voted. They sold dummy to you since APril and you still take pleasure to believe it, even after 4 months that those that alleged refused to proof by no going to court. I reiterate HATE kills faster than AIDS stop being choked by it.

          • Omoba1

            For Pete sake, Wike can appeal. It is the Court of Appeal that has the final say. This is just round 1

          • Interest

            It is Supreme Court not Appeal Court that has final say. Rivers is for PDP forever. Amaechi can do all he can, Rivers people have rejected him, Peteside and APC.

        • Truthometer

          You can only speak for yourself. You only have just one vote. The charade called election in Rivers State has finally been discredited and thrown out. Let’s see how wicked Wike is going to rig with his thugs, this time around.

          • evidence

            And you seem not to have a brain,if you think after what Amaechi did in rivers, stole billions to fund buhari’s election, shut down the court for over a year, owed salaries, rivers will now reward his toy,dakuku,with governor, then I’ll like to know what you’re smoking.   

          • Truthometer

            Your utterance says it all. Dispute the fact that you have more than one vote. Can’t you understand? The days of voting with palm kernel and multiple voting in the corner of your room is over. If you have any verifiable evidence, of any wrong doing against Rotimi Amaechi, take it to the appropriate authority for proper actions. Your repeated accusations online are nothing, but meaningless exercise.

          • evidence

            But the days of underage and aliens voting without card readers is still very much around,it is only when it comes to people like Amaechi that you have selective amnesia and you don’t see evidence but you have already convicted wike without providing verifiable evidence, how nice to live in an apc hypocritical world.If you think this exercise is meaningless, go and check the meaning of ‘precedence’ it is already playing out with boko haram menace, keep celebrating injustice until the day it will come and knock on your door,what goes around comes around. ‎

          • Concerned citizen

            Is wike better than Amaechi. You seem to concentrate your comments on only money issues, do you know how many were killed on the election day by your St. Wike. Please allow God’s wish to happen in Rivers. You should be happy that our judicial system is working again, since the corrupt PDP took over government of the federation of Nigeria, it has been marred with corruption. And they don’t see anything wrong with it.

          • evidence

            Hypocrite,how many were killed according to apc propaganda? Were people not killed in various parts of the country? And didn’t people die in 2011?what about the underage and aliens that voted without card readers in the core north? And please stop calling God when justifying your hypocrisy and defending injustice. Maybe you should also check to confirm that corruption did not start under pdp, it was started almost 40 years ago by the military of which Buhari was part of .

    • Great Nigerian

      Clearly APC can’t win in Rivers, but Wike(d) must win fairly and not by violence.

      • MilitaryPolice01

        that one de… wike did not need all the violence because he would have won still..its come to hunt him now

      • evidence

        What violence? Was violence not recorded in other states? Even Jega confirmed election was conducted and that pdp won but am happy you know that wike will win again, apc or Amaechi’s toy boy, dakuku,can never win in rivers.

  • Obosi

    Finally, the caretaker committee governor of River State( Nyesom Wike), his integrity group and kangaroo Justice Omereji tribunal have been sent home. Wike needs to account for the N30 billion loan that he took while in office as the illegal governor of River state. More petitions in River State. EFCC, please keep an eye on him. Mama Piss, your investment in Wike failed and yielded no return as all the money stollen so far went into this case that saw his downfall today. There is God ooo.

    • Nwa _ Africa

      Those Bank that thug Wike borrowed money from are so foo0lish………………………….They should stop granting Loans to any Governor that has case in election tribunal…………………..

  • Great Nigerian

    Wike appears more popular than Dakuku, but he must win and been seen to have won peacefully as much as possible.

    • Interest

      Where have you seen election gone without civil disturbances in some places? Wike will remain Rivers Governor till 2019, one million Buhari cannot remove him. Conduct elections a thousand times, he will win!

      • I Hate Sycophant Truly

        Civil disturbance or civil killings? If he would win thousand times, let him do so peacefully without maiming, killing, snatching of ballot boxes, intimidation or rigging. International and local observers say there was no election, paper dailies say there was no election, the security agencies hired to monitor the election say there was no election but scam and charade, members of INEC staff that conducted the election say no election but rigged but PDP, INEC lawyer, Wike lawyer, a DPO and a retired CSP say there was election but on cross examination by the petitioner’s lawyer for them to read what they wrote down on result sheets at pooling units, they were blind and could not read them. Well, Secondus knew about 2 month ago that the election will be cancelled because he had for long singing the song that they will win re-run.

      • SamPsalm

        That is all the law and Rivers People expect. Since he knows he can win a thousand times, let him just go for a real election once: that is how to be a Governor. Killing hundreds of innocent people is not the way to showcase one’s electoral popularity

      • Great Nigerian

        Not in some places but civil disturbances in all the places.
        Wike(d) can and should win without killing & maiming opposition.

  • Spoken word

    Wike the thug should be banished.he is a disgrace to democracy.

  • Höly Wähala

    The lifespan of a thug is always short… Live a clean life that you may live long! (Opa)
    Where is thug Tawanda Incommunicado to come and communicated the meaning of this verdict to me?
    Wike used his little time in office to campaign against Rotimi Amaechi becoming a minister rather than wisely to continue his gubernatorial campaigning, since it was obvious even to a casual observer that his election as Governor will be nullified… it was the prime example of how not to win elections which was roundly condemned locally and internationally. A smart man would have used the past four months to push his agenda forward and deliver on at least one one campaign promise so the grassroots voters would er-cast their votes should this day come. But, Wike spent half of his time sleeping-on-duty, and the other half chasing Amaechi’s shadows. Well, now that he’s left holding his crotch and prison beckons, weep not for wicked Wike. Mama Bisi… Odeku biko!

  • Nkem

    So what would Mama Piss do now?

    • Mujiya

      Open her purse and run to the appeal court! Lol

      • Nkem

        Or send for the Principal of INEC with the two teachers (commissioners) whom she gave money to come and explain.

    • PolyGon2013

      She will say Chei, there is God o.

  • Omoba1

    Wike can still appeal the tribunal’s judgement. This judgement is good for our democracy or civilian rule like I usually call it. I wonder when would Politicians in this country conduct themselves maturely and reasonably and likewise, avoid rigging or instigating violence during election period. From the look of things, we may only conduct Presidential election during Aprils and other state elections will be conducted at different intervals.

    • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

      shut up——————-put on your thinking cap when posting comments—even if Buhari presides over elections in rivers starte_-the people will never vote for amaechi the traitor———————————they say Jonathan will not win katsina ati lagos–but they can win bayelsa and rivers in the south south abi—-

      • I Hate Sycophant Truly

        I thought the world had moved beyond this jest of traitor? Pls I would not mind if you can tell me and the rest commentators the meaning of traitor. Because what I know about traitor is when someone broke agreement or pact or trust with another which could be legal or illegal. Pls tell us if Amaechi break and agreement written or unwritten or pact legally signed and with who or group or broke trust with anyone as done by Judas Iscariot. Mr. Man, in politics there is no permanent enemy but only permanent interest. Amaechi exercised the right to rightful association as enshrined in the Nigerian constitution. Calling him a traitor for exercising is right is trampling on his fundamental human right.
        Your last line has shown what is still worrying you. The defeat of April has eaten deep to your brain that you cannot even think any more.

        • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

          We cannot all be slaves-to the fulani ati Yoruba–He broke his first pact with Odili———————-a fellow inka Ibo man–How many Fulani governors broke the pact with Buhari—-monkey—U want me to explain the meaning of traitors-go-ask Zik and Ojukwu

  • Nkem

    These were the ki d of results that were being declared for Jonathan in those states. Yet the man will come and tell us that he should be commended for handing over. After trying desperately and failing miserably to rig election.

  • Burning spear

    The people of rivers state will never—— never vote for the Yorubas and Fulanis in APC never———–The judgement was purchased by APC period–was there no failure of card readers in Kano? Where 5-year-old kids voted—4 him——-Buhari wants rivers and Akwa Ibom because he is a thief–that is why his cabinet is filled with rogues—-because those who voted for Buhari in the north and south–west are very poor states-

    • Jack

      Redeem= Izon oily! Lol.. No matter how many handles you use, no one is buying your propaganda as it belongs to the bin. No one has made more fictional statements than you on the fora, so you’re ignored but you are still fighting for relevance which will never be accorded to you , it’s high time you shut your dirty gob

      • nick

        thank u bro..Do not dignify that bigot with your reply..

      • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

        @WAHALA—————are u really ignoring me now——-with your qualified response to my post which u claim has no place in your regional soul’?—————————-U call truth propaganda when u see propaganda what name will u tag it for Buhari and Aisha-lies abi’-monkey

    • Lanre

      Don’t really care for Wike. But why should a decision about the people of Rivers State be made in Abuja? Is this not slavery?

  • Nura Yakassai

    Wow wow wow.
    So the frogs have crawled out of their holes? After playing DEAD while bombs have been killing our brothers in Maiduguri!
    Wahala, Maria, LIEmaster, etc all out here..dancing on the graves of dead Nigerians.
    Bombings was their favourite topic during the previous regime..suddenly not anymore. Lol!
    Where your treasure is, there your heart is. APC and her minions treasure is obviously the national purse..not lives and security like they claimed to deceive the gullible.
    Shame on the hypocrites, liars and pretenders.

  • redeem

    stop deleting comments—allow all to post comments regardless of the mindset of the biafrans here——against Wike-

    • Nwa _ Africa

      Dead brain like you…………………..

      • MilitaryPolice01

        you are more than all these insults..you could do better

      • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

        @wahala—-VERY unthinking ibo-man–stupid to a fault–tomorrow u will come and claim ownership of the south south——for your biafra–

    • Jack

      Irrelevant imbecile fighting for recognition with ungainly fictional statements

      • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

        I am I going in for an election or what fighting for which recognition–for heaven’s sake–we the Ijaws do not want any part of your so-called Biafra–period——we cannot be friends today enemies tomorrow–friendship not built on mutual respect–will end up like the foundation laid for most of the collapsed building in Nigeria–very weak–we want our freedom but not with the Ibos–who have little or no regards for any except themselves—-and their Jerusalem———animals

      • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

        Am I going in for an election or what fighting for which recognition–for heaven’s sake–we the Ijaws do not want any part of your so-called Biafra–period——we cannot be friends today enemies tomorrow–friendship not built on mutual respect–will end up like the foundation laid for most of the collapsed building in Nigeria–very weak–we want our freedom but not with the Ibos–who have little or no regards for any except themselves—-and their Jerusalem———animals

  • Hakeem

    People killed yet again today in the NE was not breaking news to PT.
    PDP governors election nullified and PT gleefully announces it as breaking news.
    Hahahaha..PT and APC, una too much ooo!

    • Nkem

      Sad to say, that one is no longer news. At least since the days of the clueless one.

    • BABUYANMA

      We WILL sanitize our dear Nigeria by correcting ALL mis-normals

    • SamPsalm

      North East is that way today because people like Wike has held sway over it for the past 16 years. Rivers State would have been exactly that way, in fact was in so many ways that way until the Amaechi administration fought to nip militancy in the bud leading to the amnesty programme. So, it makes sense that the newspapers find more interesting a judgment that represents an opportunity to prevent the enlargement of the carnage in the North East and its extension to the volatile Niger Delta through a government ran by character like Wike. Thank you

      • kevenreal

        I would advice you to stay on your medication. Psychosis disorder is manageable, you still have hope.

        • SamPsalm

          I will advice you stop prescribing medications after confessing that are as insane as the object of your obsessions

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    The rivers state elections was annuled because–according to the Fulani judge————the card readers failed in rivers– state——-so we ask what about Kano? –(Our correspondent in Kano, north-west Nigeria, said accreditation started early and was still going on smoothly, though there were cases of some people not being able to get accredited as the card readers failed to read their finger prints) UNQUOTE——————–why was elections allowed in Kano when the card readers failed in that state as indicated in the story above–one Nigeria two laws—for BUHARI AND HIS THIEVES—————–Premium Times had a pre –knowledge of the outcome of the judgement———Very sad day for journalism with these Yoruba ati Fulani editors in Premium Times–soon there will be another award in London for them–what a shame

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    A faulty card reader cannot be a ground for invalidating an election, the court of Appeal in Lagos said yesterday.

    The court held that the Electoral Act (2010) as amended does not recognise the malfunctioning of a card reader as one of the factors that can lead to the nullification of an election.

    This, the appellate court held, is because the Electoral Act predates the introduction of the card reader.

    The Court of Appeal stated this in a verdict on a cross-appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) challenging parts of the Governorship Election Tribunal’s verdict in the case of Jimi Agbaje versus Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and others.

    APC filed the cross-appeal on two grounds. In the first ground, it said the tribunal erred in law when, having held that Paragraph 14 of Agbaje’s petition challenged Ambode’s nomination, went ahead to hold that it was a valid ground.

    The party said any complaint about a pre-election issue falls within the jurisdiction of the Federal or Lagos State High Court, therefore, the tribunal ought to have declined jurisdiction.

    The party also asked that Agbaje’s petition be struck out because its paragraph 13b which complained about faulty card readers did not qualify as a ground to challenge the April 11 election.

    The Court of Appeal, in a judgment by Justice Obande Festus Ogbuinya, resolved the first issue in Agbaje and PDP’s favour, and the second issue in APC’s favour———————————————–

    • SamPsalm

      Pocket judge. Already giving us the ratio decidendi on appeal of a judgment record that even Sahara Reporters and Premium Times have not seen – and for the 1st time, have restrained themselves to speculate over.

  • Mo Mody

    Wike is going into the rerun of the election from a position of strenght. He is the sitting governor. Peterside can no more count on Amaechi’s power of incumbecy because Amaechi has the tag of corruption hanging on his neck. That was what Wike wanted to acheive and has achieved. Amaechi will have it hard to campaign in Rivers State. For Peterside, Amaechi is more burden than relief. With Buhari’s performace so far, is doubtful if the voters in Rivers can be convinced that APC is out to fight corruption in Nigeria, can fight Boko Haram, injustice, revive the economy and has no Northern Agenda.

    • BABUYANMA

      Let the people speak

    • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

      The question here is very simple—–which comes first—the electoral law or the card readers—-? If the electoral law pre–dates the card readers—then it is clear the tribunal judge was on hard drugs like Tinubu—- when they delivered that their janjaweed fulani judgement based on the card readers———The electoral law came into being before the 419 Jega card readers—So u cannot deliver judgement based on some faulty card readers- Besides—-show us the law that was enacted by INEC over the SAID FAULTY card readers-? THERE IS—-NONE—————-

      • SamPsalm

        Wailer. Wailing. Why not wait for the judgment records first. Even Premium Times and Sahara Reporters are waiting for the reasons. Wailer. Wailing. And deceiving themselves

        • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

          A faulty card reader cannot be a ground for invalidating an election, the court of Appeal in Lagos said yesterday.

          The court held that the Electoral Act (2010) as amended does not recognise the malfunctioning of a card reader as one of the factors that can lead to the nullification of an election.

          This, the appellate court held, is because the Electoral Act predates the introduction of the card reader..-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-

          • SamPsalm

            Pride goes before a fall. Why not remove ‘Proud’ and ‘Oily’ from your name. They connote fall. God resist the Proud. Pride goes before a fall. Oily means sleazy. Or narcissistic. Or slippery. No wonder you entered the sleazy pride over-laid boat of Wike and are now doing to and fro like a devil-ghost seeking a comment you will devour. What a Life!

    • aisha ani

      And I bet there will be a new INEC commissioner too!

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    The judgement was based on the card readers————————–but here is another judgement on the same issue——from the court of Appeal——A faulty card reader cannot be a ground for invalidating an election, the court of Appeal in Lagos said yesterday.

    The court held that the Electoral Act (2010) as amended does not recognise the malfunctioning of a card reader as one of the factors that can lead to the nullification of an election.

    This, the appellate court held, is because the Electoral Act predates the introduction of the card reader.

    The Court of Appeal stated this in a verdict on a cross-appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) challenging parts of the Governorship Election Tribunal’s verdict in the case of Jimi Agbaje versus Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and others.

    APC filed the cross-appeal on two grounds. In the first ground, it said the tribunal erred in law when, having held that Paragraph 14 of Agbaje’s petition challenged Ambode’s nomination, went ahead to hold that it was a valid ground.

    The party said any complaint about a pre-election issue falls within the jurisdiction of the Federal or Lagos State High Court, therefore, the tribunal ought to have declined jurisdiction.

    The party also asked that Agbaje’s petition be struck out because its paragraph 13b which complained about faulty card readers did not qualify as a ground to challenge the April 11 election.

    The Court of Appeal, in a judgment by Justice Obande Festus Ogbuinya, resolved the first issue in Agbaje and PDP’s favour, and the second issue in APC’s favour———————————————–

    • BABUYANMA

      Brainless IBO LA talking

  • BABUYANMA

    The house that the Otuoke Shi t head jonathan built is CRUMBLING.

    • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

      @WAHALA THAT IS WHY I OFTEN CALL U A DAFT—–READ THE JUDGEMENT BELOW–ON THE SAME ISSUE–FAULTY CARD READERS—–MONKEY-SADLY U ARE AN IBO MAN

      • BABUYANMA

        In Nigeria history, anything the IBO LAS are behind always fail. Wike even get an IBO LA lawyer. That is recipe for failing.

        • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

          U MEAN WIKE LOST BECAUSE HE HIRED AN IBO LAWYER? OLD BOY DO NOT LET THE DIRECTOR OF RADIO BIAFRA HEAR THIS FROM U OOOOOOOH—

          • BABUYANMA

            IBO LA lawyer who told Wike that all he needs to do is open his mouth, and all Nigerian judges will agree with him. EMPTY BARRELS

        • you got it wrong…..anything the Hausa/Yoruba is behind is prone to failure like Nigeria a failed state……the Igbos progressed it BUT Hausa/yoruba failed it. be oriented Dullard..!!!!!

      • Concerned citizen

        OL’ BOY, IF YOU DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO WRITE, PLS STOP DISTURBING THIS WALL WITH YOUR WALLOWING COMMENTS

      • Hey Dullard what concerns being an Igbo man with the comments here?????? u need proper orientation….

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    A faulty card reader cannot be a ground for invalidating an election, the court of Appeal in Lagos said yesterday.

    The court held that the Electoral Act (2010) as amended does not recognise the malfunctioning of a card reader as one of the factors that can lead to the nullification of an election.

    This, the appellate court held, is because the Electoral Act predates the introduction of the card reader.

    The Court of Appeal stated this in a verdict on a cross-appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) challenging parts of the Governorship Election Tribunal’s verdict in the case of Jimi Agbaje versus Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and others.

    APC filed the cross-appeal on two grounds. In the first ground, it said the tribunal erred in law when, having held that Paragraph 14 of Agbaje’s petition challenged Ambode’s nomination, went ahead to hold that it was a valid ground.

    The party said any complaint about a pre-election issue falls within the jurisdiction of the Federal or Lagos State High Court, therefore, the tribunal ought to have declined jurisdiction.

    The party also asked that Agbaje’s petition be struck out because its paragraph 13b which complained about faulty card readers did not qualify as a ground to challenge the April 11 election.

    The Court of Appeal, in a judgment by Justice Obande Festus Ogbuinya, resolved the first issue in Agbaje and PDP’s favour, and the second issue in APC’s favour———————————————–

    • BABUYANMA

      Stop crying DUMMY

      • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

        wahala————the worries of an Ibo man–yearning to destroy in order to capture the people of south south

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    A faulty card reader cannot be a ground for invalidating an election, the court of Appeal in Lagos said yesterday.

    The court held that the Electoral Act (2010) as amended does not recognise the malfunctioning of a card reader as one of the factors that can lead to the nullification of an election.

    This, the appellate court held, is because the Electoral Act predates the introduction of the card reader.

    • BABUYANMA

      IBO LA crying

    • Wale

      It is time for some very smart lawyers to craft a series of smart lawsuits against Wike and his godmother fat mama Faka, for all the hundreds of people that were unduly murdered during the elections. He is no longer under immunity. He and Faka need to go to jail for elections crimes. We have less than 90days. They are both MURDERERS!

      • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

        DID U GO TO A PROPER SCHOOL AT ALL OR YOURS IS LIKE THAT OF BUHARI–READ THIS JUDGEMENT—-ONCE MORE——————————-A faulty card reader cannot be a ground for invalidating an election, the court of Appeal in Lagos said yesterday.

        The court held that the Electoral Act (2010) as amended does not recognise the malfunctioning of a card reader as one of the factors that can lead to the nullification of an election.

        This, the appellate court held, is because the Electoral Act predates the introduction of the card reader.

        • aisha ani

          That is the court of Appeal in Lagos state and that was not the only reason for the judgement, lets see what happens in the next few days.

          • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

            A faulty card reader cannot be a ground for invalidating an election, the court of Appeal in Lagos said yesterday.

            The court held that the Electoral Act (2010) as amended does not recognise the malfunctioning of a card reader as one of the factors that can lead to the nullification of an election.

            This, the appellate court held, is because the Electoral Act predates the introduction of the card reader.) Amaechi in his attempt to run faster than his rotten thieving legs shit himself—)

    • I Hate Sycophant Truly

      I hope you’re not high in strong weed? Cases are not won by emotion but won on strong argument of the law. It’s not enough for you to just copy a judgement but refused to tell what informed the judgement.

      The APC in Rivers state never complained about faulty card reader but PDP and WIke’s counsel. Wike counsel claimed the Card reader was faulty that was why they resulted in using manual but under cross examination the tribunal discovered they intentionally not use them. Pls stop ridiculing yourself by trying to justifying the nullification of Wike’s election as wrong or being double standard. Because you don’t even know the submission of each counsel. APC submission from day one is that there was no election but intimidation, harassment, killing and maiming of voters and they stood by that submission and presented 56 witnesses across board to vent their claims but PDP brought witnesses that could not stand the petitioner’s cross examination. So stop wallowing in HATE it kills faster than AIDS.

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  • Rommel

    Interim governor,interim governor,interim governorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

      The faulty views of an Ibo manu yet he wants them rivers people in his biafra

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    A faulty card reader cannot be a ground for invalidating an election, the court of Appeal in Lagos said yesterday.

    The court held that the Electoral Act (2010) as amended does not recognise the malfunctioning of a card reader as one of the factors that can lead to the nullification of an election.

    This, the appellate court held, is because the Electoral Act predates the introduction of the card reader.———————

  • Guguru

    Nigerian Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) need to get a few thousand body bags ready to help collect the bodies of Jonathanians, PDPigs, and E-rats who may commit suicide out of despondency and frustration, as a result of this good news. Many of them are already convulsiing and rolling their eyes, which are signs that they are either about to check out or kick the bucket because another successful attempt has been made to reverse their malevolent and irreconcilable corruption. God is great. Allah Akbar!!

  • bikky

    I reserved my comment until I read the judgement paper to understand on which grounds the election is nullified.

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    The Rivers Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is alarmed at the startling revelations arising from the white paper on the Justice George Omereji Commission of Inquiry into some activities of the immediate past administration of Mr. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi.

    The white paper which was released to the public on Friday, 9th October, 2015 found former Governor Amaechi, some key members of his administration, including some Local government Chairmen, some Permanent Secretaries as well as ex-Military Administrator of Rivers State, Anthony Ukpo among others culpable in the misappropriation of funds to the tune of over N97 billion.

    The PDP is saddened that never in the history of Rivers State has the State been so treated to such mindless thievery by a select group of individuals.

    Shocking and mind blowing as these disclosure appear, we make bold to state that it has finally vindicated our position when we insisted that the administration of former Governor Amaechi had been characterized by looting of the common wealth of Rivers people.

    It is our view that the regime of former Governor Amaechi stretched its thievery too far. Or how can one rationalize for instance, the renting of Orosi House which since 2007 had been gutted by fire but was rented in 2012 at a whooping amount of over N300 million. The property which the Amaechi government criminally claimed it rented is still unhabitable till now.

    It is on record that some of these deals in which Amaechi and his friends were indicted for, notably the monorail project, the sale of the various gas turbines, Hotel Olympia, Karibi White Specialist Hospital and the Agric Loan Scheme were the same transactions the PDP severally kicked against but were vilified for constructively criticizing Amaechi’s government and tagged ‘political enemies’.

    It is shameful that the former Governor and his cohorts who were given ample opportunity to appear before the Commission to defend themselves of all the allegations, rather chose to ignore the invitations and took to the media to unleash lies and senseless propaganda.

  • MC

    Buhari/APC with their spoils system are setting the stage for anarchy.

    • Truthometer

      Bring on your usual anarchy, then you will know the difference between PMB and GEJ. There is enough sledge hammer for people like you. The era of sweeping lawlessness under the carpet is over.

      • Standing Emperor

        And you cannot use the same sledge hammer to sweep Boko Haram. Shame!

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    @disqus_rOWmgtaQjq:disqus & ilks: President Muhammadu Buhari is the duly elected president of Nigeria and president Buhari did not participate in the conduct of Rivers State gubernatorial poll on april 11,2015 as the poll was between PDP Nyesom Wike and APC Dr Peterside.Wike claimed to have won one-million and four hundred votes in Rivers State whose total eligible voters were 293,000 votes?Still you are defending the criminal wicked Nysom Wike? Shameless maggots.

    • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

      Another Buharimice escapes from the Buhari Zoo in Abuja–to Port Harcourt—-to effect our brains–with their rotten thieving Fulani ati Yoruba thieving habits———————————-Final verdict on Amaechi and the agents of darkness—————————-Wike wins on appeal–

      —A faulty card reader cannot be a ground for invalidating an election, the court of Appeal in Lagos said yesterday.

      The court held that the Electoral Act (2010) as amended does not recognise the malfunctioning of a card reader as one of the factors that can lead to the nullification of an election.

      This, the appellate court held, is because the Electoral Act predates the introduction of the card reader.) Amaechi in his attempt to run faster than his rotten thieving legs shit himself—)

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    A faulty card reader cannot be a ground for invalidating an election, the court of Appeal in Lagos said yesterday.

    The court held that the Electoral Act (2010) as amended does not recognise the malfunctioning of a card reader as one of the factors that can lead to the nullification of an election.

    This, the appellate court held, is because the Electoral Act predates the introduction of the card reader.) Amaechi in his attempt to run faster than his rotten thieving legs shit himself—)

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    why is Nigeria giving judgement on a saturday–?24 hours the lawyers submitted their defence to the 419 judges

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    Time Buhari ati the Buharimice are made to account for all the money they stole from the people of Rivers state–via Amaechi–Those of us from the South south are very proud to announce also that Jonathan did not induce any governor with our oil revenue from the SS–to vote for him in the Fulani North and Fulani South West of Nigeria–Same goes for the Director of Radio Biafra——————-He did not encourage any governor to steal for him—-That is why the borders in our National conscience will remain closed until Buhari and Amaechi are made to vomit all the money they stole from Rivers state for the 2015 elections—————————–Buhari will remain a National disgrace for announcing the cancellation of the elections in rivers state on a Saturday 24 hours after lawyers to the defence submitted their Nine page closing report among other documents–to the 419 judges…What a National disgrace——No respect for the rule of law by Buhari as it was with Buhari 30 years ago –so shall it be with him till death do us part–let my people go–what a shame–what a country—-This is Justice Nigeriana———————Yet Guguru head of the external service of Radio biafra says Buhari was right to have sent his director to prison–Same as BUHARI DEALT WITH LATE SAME MBAKWE AND HIS JUNIOR WIFE—-whom he took over while good old Sam was in Kirikiri prison Buhari was doing Abina with Sams Junior wife—Is that the man of integrity that we should all bow to? Ibegi————————–

  • Proud Yoruba

    GOOD! Bad behavior should not be rewarded. If he has confidence in the electorate, let him allow a free and fair election within 90 days, if he wins then, no one can challenge him, what are you afraid of Wike?

  • YORUBA

    vERY PROUD OILY: MY ADVICE, CAN U GO OVER YOUR COMMENTS WITHOUT BIAS AND SEE HOW REASONABLE U RE. U SCOLD HAUSA AND YORUBA BECAUSE TWO IBO MEN WENT TO COURT ON ELECTION AND ONE WON. HOW MANY ELECTIONS HAVE BEEN NULLIFIED IN OTHER REGIONS NOBODY BLAME IBO FOR IT . CAN IBO PEOPLE EVER LEARN AND TRY TO BE MODERATE AND OBJECTIVE IN THEIR LIFE