The Rivers State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, on Monday discountenanced the position of the state governor, Nyesom Wike over the admissibility of the election documents tendered by the All Progressives Congress (APC).


It would be recalled that the governor had, through his legal team led by Emmanuel Ukala, questioned the propriety of the tribunal which allowed APC and its governorship candidate in the state, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, to submit a bundle of voters’ registers through a witness he produced before the tribunal yesterday.


The witness, Dr. Christopher Iyimoga, held sway as a National Commissioner of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), when the governorship election took place.


The witness, who is retired presently, was among INEC’s delegation that was involved in the  monitoring of elections in Rivers State.


The tribunal, presided over by Justice Suleiman Ambrosa, consequent upon an application by Wike had subpoenaed the witness to appear and testify before the tribunal.


In testifying before the tribunal, Iyimoga argued that the governorship election was peaceful and conducted in accordance with the Electoral Act.


The tribunal adjourned till October 9, 2015 for parties to adopt their written addresses.



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