Supreme Court Ends Election Battle In Rivers, Says Wike Duly Elected

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The Supreme Court has upheld the outcome of the April 11,
2015 governorship election that brought Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State to
power. The apex court in a unanimous judgment, restored the declaration of Wike
as the valid winner of the poll by the Independent National Electoral
Commission, INEC.
Justice Kekere-Ekun, who delivered the lead verdict, held
that three separate appeals filed by Wike, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP
and INEC, were meritorious.
Concurrent judgments of both the Rivers State Governorship
Election Petition Tribunal and that of the Abuja Division of the Court of
Appeal were all set aside by the Supreme Court.

While reacting to his victory, Governor Wike said the court
victory was a victory for the rule of law and people of Rivers State. He added
that the Supreme Court judgment was a victory for democracy and a confirmation
that the will of God will always prevail over the machinations of men.

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