The Seven-man panel of judges of the Supreme Court who affirmed the election of PDP candidate, Nyesom Wike, have finally justified their reasons for upholding his election.
The Supreme Court has stated that it justified the victory of Nyesom Wike at the last election due to APC’s inability to prove his allegation of malpractice. It stated that Mr. Dakuku Peterside who is the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), was unable to prove his allegation of malpractices and non-compliance as required.
Meanwhile, Nyesome Wike had appealed against the decision of the Court of Appeal against their judgement.
According to the court, the card reader was not a sufficient replacement for manual accreditation.
Justice Mahmud Mohammed who led the seven-man panel stated that the election was wrongly voided by the Appeal Court since their decision was based on the petitioners’s allegations as well as their hearsay evidence which they presented.
According to the Apex court, Nyesom Wike was denied the right to fair hearing where a wrong panel delivered the ruling on an application they filed, which challenged the competence of the petition; hence Nyesom Wike’s victory was upheld.