2019 Guber: Court Dismisses Alleged Certificate Forgery Case Against Wike

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike maybe wearing a fortune smile at the moment, following a ruling by a Federal High Court to dismiss a case alleging that he forged the certificate containing details of his birth.

Elvis Chinda, who filed the suit had alleged that Wike forged the certificate stating his age in the document presented to INEC.

The suit sought to declare him ineligible to seek reelection on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

According to the suit, as at 1986 when the certificate was allegedly obtained, Obio/ Akpor Local Government Areas of Rivers was not in existence, adding that the local government in question was created in 1989 by Decree No 12 of 1989, two years certificate was said to be issued.

Justice Inyang Ekwo, who presided over the matter, noted that the suit was filed outside the provisions of Section 285, Subsection 9 the 1999 Constitution, which should have been 14 days after the cause of action had taken place.

The suit was thereafter dismissed.

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