Politics Governor Wike Reacts To Appeal Court Ruling, Heads to Supreme Court



Following today’s ruling by the three-man Court of Appeal panel sitting in Abuja, which struck out the appeal filed by Governor Nyesom Wike, seeking a dismissal of the judgment of the Rivers election petition tribunal which sacked him as governor of the state, 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.


In a 110-page ruling delivered by Justice M.B. Dongban-Mensem, the Court ruled that the election of Nyesom Wike did not conform with the electoral act. The Court ordered a rerun in 90 days.

Delivering a final ruling, the Court of Appeal decided all the seven issues raised by Governor Wike in favour of Dakuku Peterside and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).