Tribunal dismisses petition against Wike’s victory

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The governorship election petitions tribunal sitting in Port Harcourt has dismissed a petition challenging the election victory of Governor Nyesom Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The petition was filed by the African Action Congress (AAC) and its governorship candidate, Biokpomabo Awara.

Rulling on the petition on Monday, a three-man panel of the Tribunal led by Justice J.A Ojaiko dismissed the suit on technical grounds, that both the first and second petitioners abandoned their petitions.

The tribunal then dismissed all applications filed on behalf of the AAC by Awara.

The tribunal also dismissed for incompetence another application for pre-trial hearing.




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