Abuja - Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state on Friday took some time to celebrate his victory at the Supreme Court, as he embarked on a street parade in Port Harcourt, PM News reports.
In a somewhat "meet the people victory parade", Wike, who drove in an open roof Sports Utility Vehicle waved and shook hands with residents, thanking them via the use of a megaphone, the report said.
Wike said that the Supreme Court judgment was made possible by votes of the people and their prayers while the litigation lasted in different courts.
Earlier on Friday, some workers in Rivers State marched to the Government House in Port Harcourt to celebrate Wike’s victory.
The civil servants, led by the State Head of Service, Rufus George, said they were at Government House in solidarity and to declare their support for the state government.
George said despite some distractions, Wike still focused on the welfare of civil servants and pensioners.
The Supreme Court earlier this week endorsed Wike's election, in opposition to election tribunals invalidating the governorship poll outcome as per request of the All Progressives Congress.
- News24 Nigeria