Election tribunal sacks Governor Wike, orders rerun in Rivers

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The Rivers State Election Petition Tribunal on Saturday sacked Nyesom Wike of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from being the Governor of Rivers State.

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

Dakuku Peterside, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in gubernatorial election filed the petition which challenged Wike’s election as the governor of the state.

The Rivers governorship election was criticised by local and international observers for its widespread violence both in its build-up and after the elections

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