The Supreme Court today, dismissed the suit filed by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, challenging the jurisdiction of the Rivers governorship election petition tribunal to hear a petition by candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dakuku Peterside.
Wike had argued that the tribunal sitting in Abuja had no jurisdiction over matters that transpired in the state, contending however, that the tribunal should have sat in Rivers State and not Abuja.
However, the tribunal was moved to Abuja on the ground of security concerns, like those of Akwa Ibom, Yobe, Adamawa and Borno.
The appeal court had earlier ruled that the tribunal could sit in Abuja to handle Rivers election petitions.
Source: Premium Times