The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the election of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
It upheld two appeals filed by Wike against the decisions of the Court of Appeal which had upturned the dismissal of a petition filed by the African Action Congress, AAC, and its candidate in the 2019 governorship election, Awara Biokpomabo Festus.
In two unanimous judgments, a seven-man panel of the apex court upheld the two appeals by Wike on the grounds that they were meritorious.
The ruling was delivered by Justice Ejembi Eko.
The appeals were against the decisions of the Court of Appeal, reversing two decisions of the Rivers State Governorship Election Tribunal.
Meanwhile, Newsflash247 had earlier reported that Nyesom Wike, has won the March 9 governorship election in the state by an insane margin, polling a total of 886,264 votes to defeat Biokpomabo Awara of the African Action Congress (AAC), who could only win 173859 votes.
By the results, Wike, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), won by a margin of 712,405
By the end of Tuesday, when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had announced results from 15 local government areas, Wike, had polled 426,369 votes against 129,855 votes secured by.
This lead was further extend when the commission announced four more results on Wednesday.
In Degema Local Government, Wike polled 12,133 votes to Awara’s 5,071 votes. In the 12 wards of Asari-Toru Local Government, he had 32,172 votes to Awara’s 18,945; while in the 12 wards of Ogo/Bolo Local Government, he polled 11,855 votes to Awara’s 814. The surprise of the day was in the 17 wards of Obio/Akpor Local Government, where he polled an astounding 281,164 votes to Awara’s 7,495.
These results brought Wike’s total as of Wednesday afternoon to 763,603 votes while Awara had 162,180.
When results of the four outstanding local governments were announced on Wednesday’s evening, Wike’s votes soared to 886,264, with Amara recording a distant 173,859.