Supreme Court Retires Hundreds of Politicians In Rivers State

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The ruling yesterday by a Seven Member Supreme Court Justices headed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Mahmud Mohammed which upturned the Judgement of Justice Dougban mensem led Five member Appeal Court Justices has no doubt retired some Politicians in Rivers State from active Politics into Farming,Business etc.

The Supreme Court had yesterday in a lead judgment by Justice Kekere-Ekun, unanimously validated the election of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on the grounds that he won with the lawfully valid votes.

The Court frowned at the Verdict of the Court of Appeal which nullified the election of governor Nyesom Wike on grounds that the Guidelines set out by INEC for its officials were not carried.

The Court told the Counsel to the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress in Rivers State Dr Dakuku Peterside that guidline does not supersedes the Electoral which is where the conduct of an election is specified.


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Former governor of Rivers State and Transport Minister Mr Chibuike Amaechi had in November 2013 defected from the Peoples Democratic to the newly formed All Progressive Congress with his cabinent and 27 State Lawmakers and some Federal Lawmakers.

Dakuku Adol Peterside,a former Works Commissioner was the immediate Past Lawmaker Representing Andoni/Opobo Nkoro Federal Constituency.

His emergence as the Flagbearer of the APC in Rivers State was made possible by Amaechi

Almost all the Former Members of cabinet under Chibuike Amaechi were hoping that the Supreme Court can tole the same path the Rivers State governorship election Petition Tribunal and the Court of Appeal had taken by Upholding the nullification of the Election,but opposit their expection Happened.

Some of these politicians will no doubt retire into Farming or other activities until 2019


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