Appeal court sacks Nyesom Wike, says Rivers Governor not validly elected

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike

The Court of Appeal has affirmed the judgment of the Rivers Governorship Election Tribunal.

The court said Wednesday that Nyesom Wike, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in this year’s election, was not validly elected.

The Rivers Tribunal had earlier on October 24 nullified Mr. Wike’s election.

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

After the tribunal’s ruling, the governor headed to the Court of Appeal, saying the judgment was untenable.

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

Mr. Wike can, if he so wishes, appeal the Court of Appeal judgment at the Supreme Court.

More details later…


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  • Hackervirus

    At this point, Mr Wike i will advise you to go and start preparing for
    the next election rather than running from one court to another

    • Hassan Lawal

      …what election? the bragger has case to answer with EFCC regarding his tenure as a Minister in the Ministry of Education.

    • Kuku

      No he’s going to jail! No more immunity. PDP should present another candidate if they are serious.

    • Kene

      I just discovered that Ringoversea Calling app is so cheap to call nigeria. too good to ignore telling my people..

  • Adeniyi Jelili Adediran

    No reasonable person would consider the charade that happened in Rivers as an election.

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    Only a mental case will not praise the wonderful works of Jonathan–He WAS gOD SENT—he did nothing to influence the cause of Justice-APC is dead as a party without the South south——————————-That is what this struggle is about–The people of Rivers State have spoken–May be Amaechi is still not getting the message—Rivers and Bayelsa state will rather have their people hanged again by Buhari—than vote for the Fulanis and Yorubas- again in APC——-Which human did not see how the new Buhari Gestapo and the Apes in APC mandled Ijaw man Akpos, former Chief Executive of NIMASA———Only senseless He Goat will align with the oil block thieving tripod—————-Examine this fake verdict against the janjaweed case instituted by the South East against Ijaw man Etete-concerning the oil block late Abacha gifted him with–Separation is the only answer————-Not this slave master relations between the SS and the tripod–And-until the SS embarks on a steady unshakable plans to separate, no progress will ever come to them——————Iran is almost a world power now–cause they said no to the USA——and Europe——–while Nigeria is busy steal my awoof oil revenue—–Buhari now wants 2.2m barrels of oil a day———-SAY NO TO THE TRIPOD NOW—FREEDOM IN POVERTY– IS BETTER SLAVERY UNDER THE OIL WELLS———–IN THE SOUTH SOUTH—————Where is Buhari without the SS?

    • Kuku

      Flirts of ideas , disjointed thoughts all are signs of schizophrenia. Your case is intractable.

      • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

        @wahala—————when are u leaving for Biafra-I mean your final departure–time———Again -If u are waiting for a boarding pass from Buhari u will never get it–follow the pleas of Dr. Fulani Junaid and just vamoose from Nigeria—back to the south east period—Happily-we shall not miss u when we finally move into our enclave in the Niger Delta——U can visit with yr new Biafran passport———–We have no attachment to any ethnic group———For———Freedom is our goal—and not the rule of the Fulanis ati Yorubas and their Ibo surrogates———————-animals

    • Paul Graham

      The touts of Rivers State spoke, now it’s time for the people of River State. The Ikwerres cannot continue lording over the rest of Rivers people. The others are not Ikwerre slaves. Maybe you are from Ikwerre.
      Rotimi Ameachi ( Ikwerre) Wike( Ikwerre) ?

  • ANOTHER BUHARI WONDER VERDICT

    INEC Manipulating PVCs to Favour Buhari, – Balarabe Musa.

    A political interest organization, Credible Alternative Alliance (CAA) led by former Kaduna state Governor, Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is tilting the distribution of Permanent Voters Card (PVC) to favour areas believed to be strongholds of All Progressives Congress’ candidate, General Muhammed Buhari.

    The group presented a statistical analysis of the distribution of PVCs which showed the number of registered voters yet to collect their PVCs in various zones.

    According to CAA, South-East has (3,287, 530) , South West (7,411,205), South-South (3,844,370) , North-East (2,429,763), North West (4,835,556), North Central (3,907,849) and FCT(421,559).

    On the distribution of PVCs, CAA said it has observed “a criminal gross disparity of voter spread designed to tilt the election to a pre-determined outcome.

    The group insists that all the 68.8 million registered voters must be given unfettered access to freely collect their PVCs and cast their vote as provided for in the constitution, adding that it would be forced to take INEC to court if that condition was not met.

    “Let us call a spade, a spade. There are two main contenders for the Presidency in this election. The analyzed data above depicts a worrying trend. Voters in the zones that tend to support President Goodluck Jonathan are massively disenfranchised by the application of the so-called PVCs debacle, 40% to 50% of voters in the these regions who are lawfully and duly registered to vote will be denied their right to vote by INEC.
    “That is nearly half of the support base of the President, simply nullified by administrative (failure) prior to the election. By comparison, the zones that tend to support Buhari are handed a massive voter advantage, nearly 80% of his support base will be allowed to cast their votes by INEC.

    • Kuku

      You’re still wailing. Unfortunately you’ll do that for the next 8 years.

      • Burning spear

        @Wahala——–so u have changed yoour original Ibo name from Wahala to kuku–monkey!–Bros when are u leaving for biafra-? By the way this (tory) does not concern u any longer–or u still see rivers state as the capital of Biafra abi?–When the Ibos had the Mayor of Port Harcourt-in rivers state——

  • Kuku

    I’m sure Tinubu is sleeping with your wife too.

    • Truthometer

      Bro, we are on the same page. Why the attack?

      • Kuku

        Sorry about that.

    • PeterPaul1

      Truthometer was being sarcastic; your comment was totally unnecessary.

  • SAM .A

    Wike Nyesome is a goner, he should be held accountable for the arson and violence during the election and the money he has stolen in the last 7months.

  • Rommel

    This judgement did not go far enough,the judges should have ordered for the immediate arrest of Ezenwo Wike for criminal complicity in the type of electoral fraud committed in River state,he should have been barred from participating in any elections either as a voter,observer or contestant for life,we need to sanitize the political space and one of the ways to make progress in this regard is by dealing with such miscreants.

    • Dazmillion

      He should be given a life ban from holding any political office in the country

    • Paul Graham

      He will be bared by the Supreme Court from participating in the rerun. If he won free and square why is he afraid of a rerun?

    • Kene

      I will highly recommend Ringoversea calling app to my people. It is so cheap to call Nigeria

    • Kuku

      He has immunity now. After supreme court judgement.

      • Reymeline

        No more immunity. He is no more the governor as from the time the judgement is pronounced. He is now Mr. Wike.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Thank you.

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    Only a mental case will not praise the wonderful works of Jonathan–He WAS GOD SENT—did nothing to influence the cause of Justice-APC is dead as a party without the South south———PERIOD—-Hence the struggle for states in the SS——————-That is what this yeye verdict is about–The people of Rivers State have spoken–May be Amaechi is still not getting the message—Rivers and Bayelsa state will rather have their people hanged again by Buhari—than vote for the Fulanis and Yorubas-in APC——-Which human did not see how the new Buhari Gestapo and the Apes in APC mandled Ijaw man Akpos, former Chief Executive of NIMASA———Only senseless He Goat will align with the oil block thieving tripod—————-Examine this fake verdict against the janjaweed case instituted by the South East against Ijaw man Etete-concerning the oil block late Abacha gifted him with–Separation is the only answer————-Not this slave master relations between the SS and the tripod–And-until the SS embarks on a steady unshakable plans to separate, no progress will ever come to them——————Iran is almost a world power now–cause they said no to the USA——and Europe——–while Nigeria is busy stealing my awoof oil revenue—–Buhari now wants 2.2m barrels of oil produced a day–in the SS——–BROTHERS SAY NO TO THE TRIPOD NOW—FREEDOM IN POVERTY– IS BETTER SLAVERY UNDER THE OIL WELLS———–IN THE SOUTH SOUTH—————Where is Buhari ati the Apes in APC without the SS? Dead as the dodoooooo—–animals

  • Cleartruth

    Pity not wike. Is he not the one that has been going around naming important places after Gowon and condemning biafra? Let him face his cross.

  • Burning spear

    -R-E-A-K-I-N-G News!!!
    Nnamdi Kanu Discharged And Acquitted.

    Justice Shuaibu Usman, magistrate of the Chief Magistrate court, Wuse zone 2, Abuja, have discharged Nnamdi Kanu, the director of Radio Biafra and leader of a pro-Biafran Independence group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), on all counts of criminal conspiracy and ownership of an unlawful society brought against him by the federal government.

    After holding that the government had dropped the charges against Kanu, the judge ruled: “The accused person is hereby discharged and the case struck out.”
    However Federal Government vowed heading to the high court to charge him with terrorism. Hope the Buhari Gestapo would allow him go home to his parents. To at leasrt enable him prepare fpr the final departure of the Ibos among other ethnic groups from Nigeria

  • REDEEM

    APC will never win Rivers State-even if Buhari gives every indigene of the state one SVU each–The people of that state will never vote for the Yorubas and Fulanis in APC never—That janjaweed boko Haramic party is dead without the South south—Let Buhari go and produce the 2.2m barrels of crude oil per day from Katsina ati Osun state–Thieves- He accepted money from Dasuki-More than 300,000 dollars-yet he wickedly put the man on trial –Now he has been exposed as a thief–a liar–ati certificate forger——————-with his fake PhD from KASU

    • Kuku

      You said that during presidential election.

      • Tunsj

        The guy is a troll.

    • Maria

      GEJ till 2019!!!

      • Otile

        You see, when he betrayed his people you were singing his praises to high heavens. Now that the devil has taken the hindmost you are mocking him. Serves him right.

        • Maria

          How market? GEJ till 2050!

          • Otile

            I don baje foram.

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    No matter the delay of justice,truth shall always triumph over lie and Nyesom Wike,who killed innocent Rivers State people and rigged himself into Rivers State governorship villa has at last been sacked.Infact! Nyesom Wike must be charged to the law-court for perpetrating electoral crimes and murder crimes to serve as lesson to any future Rivers State PDP elements.

    • I did It 4 Love.

      Speculation, circumstantial evidence or evidenced by you DR Pat Kolawole Awosan? I dislike speculation and at the same time I will like justice to its effect.

  • Otile

    Boo Hoo, Nyesom Nwaike woke onye Umueprikom, we told you so. Idiot_you learned nothing from your predecessors Boro and Wiwa. Now you know that treachery does not pay. We said unto you – Man know thyself. You said, ney if you betray your people aboki man will have sympathy on you and let you keep the position you rightly won. We told that aboki man knows no justice when it comes to people east of the Niger. You said na, prevention of Biafra is the most important task for aboki and their lackeys, without Biafra they can’t pay workers or survive as a strong nation, that you must betray people so that they allow you to keep your elected office. Now you are laughing at the other side of your mouth. Wandaa onye Umueprikom we told you so,

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    Wike will win and win good-in Rivers State-it will be a landslide victory for him—–should elections be held in rivers state again. Even if it is held tonight with Buhari as the REC-APC led by their monster (Alhaji CVU Buhari) will bring in soldiers as it is usual with him, but like in Bayelsa state,they will be disarmed and driven away from the creeks of the Niger delta—–The Rivers people will never vote for Fulanis and Yorubas in APC to come and continue with the plundering of their crude oil resources—-aware without the south south APC is dead–Sokoto–Katsina and Osun state cannot provide the resources needed to satisfy the greedy soul of Buhari and his wife-Aisha—-ati Tinubu————–cheeeeeeeeeeeers

    • Bassey O Bassey

      Thank you 4d comment. There is no need to add more. Wike will win yesterday, today and tomorrow even if Bokohari becomes the INEC chairman, or returning officer. But I know no electoral commission anywhere in the world will ever appoint someone with F9 in Maths as an electoral office. Why? Because he/she will not know that 111,111 is higher than 22,222.

    • bjay

      Look at your shameless comment you that is so clean would you so ask your wike of pdp stop wast rivers people money and go to field and re contest again if he’s not afraid.

    • Remi

      Then please advise your man not to appeal and head straight for election to save rivers money as he is using her fund for the prosecution of the case. That will also save money and time for everybody.

  • Gugurus Ekpa

    Haha! Jonathanians are watching as their edifice of evil across Nigeria being taken down one at a time.

  • SECESSIONIST

    The EFCC must now go and arrest Buhari and detain him too for his corruption in that he collected 2 cars (SUVs) from Dasuki knowing fully well (like others charged thus far) that the SUVs were bought with the money that was originally meant to buy weapons to fight Islamist terrorist group, Boko haram. The story is getting quite interesting. Lets see how Buhari will escape this.

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    The said election in rivers state, is a waste of time and money—for the same Buhari who often goes about saying there is no money after looting the vault with his wife Aisha–ati the Apes in APC———Then blame our 55 yrs old poverty on Jonathan—and the 16 years old PDP—Unaware Buhari is a quiet thief—–Hope he is planning to return the money he re-looted from Abacha whom he said did not steal my oil revenue. See folks APC will never win Rivers State-even if Buhari gives every indigene of that state one SVU car each-The same type he collected from Jonathan ati Dasuki–thief–The people of that state will never vote for the Yorubas and Fulanis in APC never—That janjaweed boko Haramic party-APC is dead without the South south–That is what the struggle for Rivers and Bayelsa ati Akwa Ibom is all about—Let Buhari go and produce the 2.2m barrels of crude oil per day from Katsina ati Osun state–Thieves- He accepted money from Dasuki-More than 300,000 dollars-yet he wickedly put the man on trial –Now he has been exposed as a thief–a liar–ati certificate forger——————-with his fake PhD from KASU—what a shame–what a try your luck country–NIGERIA is–for brainless –certificate less rogues like Buhari-to rule——Separation instead of the rule of the Fulanis ati Yoruba traitors again

    • kazeem koleoso

      Oh please!! My mother always told me, if you have nothing good to say, say nothing at all.

  • chukzee

    I already know the election result. It was revealed in a dream. The result is INCONCLUSIVE !

  • bjay

    Wike is afraid to re contest the election because he no he be arrested for money laundering from ubec as former minister of education

  • bjay

    It’s a pity for river state people because the way things going there it look like there would be fresh elections for governor, senate, reps and even house of assembly.

  • favourtalk

    He is gone totally, nothing can save him again, APC has now defeated him two times and he will be removed soon from rivers stolen mandate