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NYESOM WIKE TO BE SWEARED IN BY BAYELSA CHIEF JUDGE



In the absence of a Chief Judge in Rivers State, the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, has assigned the Bayelsa State Chief Judge, Justice Kate Abiri, to swear in Rivers State Governor-elect, Nyesom Wike, on May 29. According to the Attorney General, this gesture is in line with the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Here is what he said:

“It will be recalled that Chief Barr. Nyesom Wike, CON was declared the Governor-Elect of Rivers State following the gubernatorial and houses of assembly elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on 11th April 2015.

“It is therefore expected that he will be sworn into Office on 29th May 2015 in accordance with the provisions of section 185(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999.

In order to avert a likely constitutional crisis in the state, Mr. Adoke stated, “I have requested the Chief Judge of Bayelsa State to administer the oath of allegiance and oath of office on the governor-elect of Rivers State in accordance with section 185(2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999.”

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