The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has indicated plans to appeal the judgment of the Rivers State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which on Saturday ordered fresh governorship election in the state within 90 days.
Reacting to the judgment delivered by Justice Suleiman Ambrosa, Counsel to the PDP, Chris Uche, SAN, declared that Governor Nyesom Wike remains Governor until the appeal processes are exhausted.
According to him, the nature of the judgment delivered by Justice Ambrosa-led Tribunal makes appeal necessary as the new position adopted by the tribunal must be tested in the interest of justice.
Uche noted that the tribunal’s reliance on card reader accreditation to nullify the governorship election when evidence was led by both the Respondents and the petitioners that both card reader and manual accreditation were used for the election requires testing at the Court of Appeal.
He said it was shocking that less than 24 hours after lawyers on all sides submitted nine written addresses and documents, the Tribunal sent notice that judgment would be delivered on Saturday morning.