Lagos - The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) welcomed the ruling of the courts that has paved way for the inauguration of Chief Nyesom Wike as Governor of Rivers State.
It reported the All Progressives Congress (APC) had again failed in its bid to stop the inauguration after Justice Shuaibu, the Administrative Judge of the Federal High Court sitting in Owerri, struck out suit number
FHC/OW/CS/100/2015 for “want of jurisdiction.”
Chairman of the PDP in Rivers State, Felix Obuah, praised the judiciary saying it had risen up to the occasion as the true hope of the common man.
Obuah welcomed what he described as sound and unambiguous judgment delivered in Owerri.
“The PDP expresses gratitude to the judiciary over the failure of (incumbent Governor Rotimi) Amaechi and the All Progressives Congress, APC, through his Attorney-General, Worgu Boms to secure judgment in the matter through the back door, which it believes would have truncated the democratic process in the State.”
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Obuah said the Owerri Federal High Court Judgment clearing way for the inauguration of the PDP government and swearing-in of the Governor-elect, Wike on May 29, had further strengthened PDP’s hope and conviction that “no matter the distractions and destructive tendencies of the out-going Amaechi-led administration in the State, the PDP government under Nyesom Wike will still succeed.”
“The PDP is therefore of the view that rather than wasting its time and Rivers peoples’ resources on fruitless court cases and non productive actions aimed at thwarting the smooth inauguration of the incoming government, Amaechi is better advised to channel his energies in joining the administration of Barr Nyesom Wike in building a united Rivers State,”
“Amaechi and the APC should allow peace reign in Rivers State by not distorting the anticipated smooth handover of government to the PDP in the State on May 29, 2015, which is sacrosanct, as the party cannot wait to deliver to the people of the State what it promised them and many more after being inaugurated.”