The Supreme Court today upheld the victory of the governor of River State, Mr. Nyesom Wike. This judgement overruled the judgement of the Appeal Court which upheld the nullification of his election by the Election Petition Tribunal.
Governor Wike had filed twenty grounds of appeal to the Supreme Court, alleging that the election tribunal relied on hearsay and inadmissible evidence to arrive at its judgment.
According to Governor Nyesom Wike, Tribunal had wrongly refused to follow the decision in Agbaje versus Ambode, which held that the use or non-use of card reader cannot be a ground for questioning or nullifying an election.
Supreme Court also grant Governor Wike request asking the apex court to hold that the findings and conclusions of the Election Tribunal were perverse and not supported by any legally admissible evidence on record.