Hearing will commence today at the Supreme Court on the appeal brought by Rivers state Governor Nyesom Wike challenging the judgment of the Court of Appeal, which upheld the nullification of his election by the Election Petition Tribunal.
Governor Wike filed twenty grounds of appeal to the Supreme Court, alleging that the election tribunal relied on hearsay and inadmissible evidence to arrive at its judgment.
The Governor wants the Supreme Court to hold that the tribunal wrongly refused to follow the decision in Agbaje versus Ambode, which held that the use or non-use of card reader cannot be a ground for questioning or nullifying an election.
Governor Wike also wants the apex court to hold that the findings and conclusions of the Election Tribunal were perverse and not supported by any legally admissible evidence on record.
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