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    Peterside to lead APC campaign in Rivers

Peterside to lead APC campaign in Rivers

Dakuku Peterside, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers, has promised to lead the party`s campaign for the re-run legislative elections in the state. The Independent National Electoral Commission said it had tentatively fixed Feb. 6 for the elections. Elections will hold in the three senatorial districts, 11 house of representatives seats and 22 of the 32 state assembly [...]

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    I offer my help to Wike, says Peterside

I offer my help to Wike, says Peterside

Dakuku Peterside, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the April 11 governorship election in Rivers state, has offered his "help" to Nyesom Wike, whose election as governor of the state was upheld by the supreme court on Wednesday. Addressing his supporters on Thursday, Peterside said that although he had accepted the verdict of the court, he still needed to reflect [...]

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    God’s will has prevailed, says Wike

God’s will has prevailed, says Wike

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says the supreme court validation of his election, is a victory for the rule of law and a proof that the “will of God will always prevail over the machinations of men”.  In a statement issued by Simeon Nwakaudu, his special assistant on electronic media, Wike said the judgment is a confirmation of the mandate [...]

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    Wike finally appeals against tribunal’s verdict

Wike finally appeals against tribunal’s verdict

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has asked the court of appeal to set aside the judgment of  the  state election tribunal, which nullified  his election. Citing gross irregularities, the tribunal which gave its verdict on October 24, ordered a fresh election to be conducted within 90 days. But in a notice of appeal dated November 3, Wike through Emmanuel Ukala, his [...]

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    Wike to Peterside: Forget rerun, I’ll remain gov

Wike to Peterside: Forget rerun, I’ll remain gov

Though the Rivers state election tribunal has ordered a fresh election in the state, Nyesom Wike, the governor, says his first term ends on May 28, 2019. Wike accused Dakuku Peterside, his rival and candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), of overheating the polity with “self-deceit and unnecessary political  campaigns”. “His illegal  campaign  rally last weekend  was unfortunate. It has been  [...]

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    S’Court dismisses Wike’s suit against tribunal

S’Court dismisses Wike’s suit against tribunal

‎The supreme court has dismissed the suit of Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, challenging the jurisdiction of the election petition tribunal to hear a petition by APC's Dakuku Peterside while sitting in Abuja. The contention of the PDP candidate is that the tribunal should have sat in Rivers state. The tribunal was moved to Abuja over for security concerns, as those of  Akwa I‎bom, Yobe, [...]

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    EYEWITNESS: Deaths, PVC and other matters that unseated Wike as Rivers state governor

EYEWITNESS: Deaths, PVC and other matters that unseated Wike as Rivers state governor

The Rivers state governorship election petitions tribunal is the first to remove a sitting governor in 2015. While the elections of about five governors have been upheld, the tribunal has ordered that a fresh poll be conducted in Rivers within 90 days. Two days before the tribunal gave its judgment, the man who has presided over the oil-rich state in the last [...]

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    Wike urges tribunal to dismiss Peterside’s petition

Wike urges tribunal to dismiss Peterside’s petition

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has urged the governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja, to dismiss the petition filed by Dakuku Peterside, candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the April 11 election. APC had approached the three-man panel to nullify the election of  Wike. The petitioners are seeking the nullification of the poll on the ground that the election was [...]

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    INEC: Rivers gov election, a mockery of democracy

INEC: Rivers gov election, a mockery of democracy

Charles Okoye, a staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) election, on Friday said the April 11 governorship election in the state was marred by violence. Okoye, who was in charge of campaign and party monitoring group in the state, said this in his testimony to the election tribunal sitting in Abuja. He gave the testimony while being led in evidence [...]

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    Tribunal strikes out Wike’s petition against APC

Tribunal strikes out Wike’s petition against APC

‎The Rivers state election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja on Monday struck out the application of Nyesom Wike, governor of the state, seeking to dismiss the petition of the All Progressives Congress (APC) challenging the April 11 election. Wike, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had requested that the election petition tribunal to dismiss the [...]

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    Wike loses bid to relocate tribunal to Rivers

Wike loses bid to relocate tribunal to Rivers

The Rivers state governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja, has dismissed an application by Nyesom Wike, governor of the state, seeking an order relocating its venue to Rivers. In a ruling on Monday, the three-man panel led by Muazu Pindiga, a justice, dismissed the application on the ground that the tribunal had power to sit in Abuja, following security challenges [...]

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    Peterside: Never has an election in Rivers been this fraudulent

Peterside: Never has an election in Rivers been this fraudulent

Dakuku Peterside, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Rivers state governorship election, has accused the police of working with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rig the poll. Speaking on Monday during an interview on Channels Television, Peterside alleged that on the election eve, all the policemen who were supposed to provide security were withdrawn from the state. “The commitment we [...]

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    Rivers of blood: Diary of a 2015 election reporter

Rivers of blood: Diary of a 2015 election reporter

"Did you choose Rivers or Rivers chose you"? That was the response I got from Nnamdi Odikpo, a correspondent of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) in Abuja, when I told him that I had been assigned to cover the presidential and governorship elections in Rivers state. Odikpo would not understand my fascination – or was it TheCable's? – with "battleground" Rivers. I hardly make [...]

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    Don’t allow PDP survive another four years, APC urges voters

Don’t allow PDP survive another four years, APC urges voters

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has vowed to put an end to the 16-year-reign of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Addressing a rally at the Liberation stadium in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, on Thursday, Muhammadu Buhari, APC presidential candidate, urged Nigerians to vote out PDP at all levels in the forthcoming election. “I will like you to go and seat even [...]

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    ‘Patience Jonathan, Wike behind blasts, gunshots at APC rally’

‘Patience Jonathan, Wike behind blasts, gunshots at APC rally’

Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, has accused Patience Jonathan, wife of Nigeria’s president and Nyesom Wike, the PDP gubernatorial candidate in the state, of instigating the attack on supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Okrika on Tuesday. The governorship campaign rally of APC scheduled for National Secondary School, Okrika, was disrupted as gunshots and explosives rocked the air. Security [...]

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Amaechi appeals to Jonathan to call supporters to order

Rotimi Amaechi, Rivers state governor and director-general of the All Progressives Congress presidential campaign, has appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan to prevail on his supporters and members of the Peoples Democratic Party to refrain from unleashing violence on the opposition in the state and across the country. Amaechi made this appeal following the attack on APC supporters who were heading for [...]

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