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Tribunal confirms Wike’s Election

The Rivers State Governorship Election Tribunal has dismissed the petition filed by the Governorship Candidate of Action Democratic Party (ADP) in the last general election, Mr Victor Fingesi, against the re-election of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.

The tribunal depicted the petition as an adventure to find the nonexistent. It announced that at last, nothing was found by the petitioner.

In a judgment read by the Tribunal Chairman, Justice K.A. Orjiako, Saturday, the tribunal ruled that Fingesi of the ADP lacks the locus standi to file the petition.

The tribunal held that conflicting certainties contained in the petition filed by the ADP Governorship Candidate makes it awkward.

As indicated by the tribunal, the petitioner in his very own petition, composed that he was testing the election of the principal petitioner.

The tribunal noticed that an election petition must challenge the individual returned as champ and not the petitioner.

Justice Orjiako stated that the tribunal had before struck out the petition on the reason and the petitioner went on appeal. The court noticed that the Court of Appeal affirmed that the petitioner lacks locus standi in perspective on the paragraphs of his own petition.

He ruled: “This petition is thus by struck out. The petitioner lacks the locus standi to document the petition “.

The tribunal director said the petitioner additionally neglected to demonstrate widespread viciousness as claimed.

“We hold immovably that the petitioner has flopped woefully his allegations. The petition lacks merit and is thus dismissed,” he said.

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