— The Supreme Court of Nigeria has passed a verdict on the Rivers state gubernatorial tussle.
— Governor Nyesom Wike’s mandate has been upheld by the apex court.
— Reasons for the verdict are yet to be stated.
Governor Nyesom Wike’s mandate has been upheld by the Nigerian Supreme Court on Wednesday, January 27.
The Vanguard reports that the apex court’s judgement was unanimou, thus, validating the result of the April 11 poll by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
According to Justice Kekere-Ekun who delivered the lead verdict, three separate appeals that were filed by Wike, 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.
However, the court panel did not make statements regarding the reason for the judgement.
The panel which is led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed reserved their reasons for the judgement till Friday, February 12.
Meanwhile, The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state has accused Governor Nyesom Wike of abandoning all construction activities at all work sites in the state.
APC spokesman, Chris Finebone, said one of the most visible projects that have now been abandoned by the governor is the Eleme Junction–Trailer Park Junction interval of the East/West Road.