Monday, October 26, 2015 7:45 pm
It was almost a complete sweep of Rivers lawmakers today as the state elections petition tribunal sitting in Abuja nullified the election of the Speaker, Owaji Ibani from Andoni constituency and 20 other lawmakers in the State House of Assembly.
The lawmakers were elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party on April 11 2015 in an election marred by vote rigging and violence.
The verdict was anticipated as Governor Nyesom Wike, who claimed to have won the election on the same day under the same circumstances, was sacked by the Governorship tribunal on Saturday
The state assembly has 32 lawmakers, leaving only 11, who can no longer form a quorum.