Abuja - Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike,
has lauded the judiciary following his successful challenge to the
nullification of his election.
He described the ruling by the Supreme Court on Wednesday
as "a victory for the rule of law and the people of Rivers State."
He said the Supreme Court judgment was a victory for
democracy and a confirmation that the will of God would always prevail over the
machinations of men.
Wike said the judgment of the Supreme Court validation of
his election was a confirmation of the mandate given to him by the people of
It was established the governor, during his celebration
walked on the streets of Port Harcourt to celebrate with the people of the
He assured the people that his victory at the Supreme
Court would lead to greater delivery of democracy dividends across the state.
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“The people of Rivers State will continue to benefit from
the pro-people projects and programmes of this administration.
"We are determined to always to live up to the
social contract we entered with the Rivers people” Wike said.
The governor thanked all Rivers people for their faith in
him and his administration.
He has meanwhile extended a hand of fellowship to the
candidate of the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Dakuku
He praised Peterside for approaching the judiciary,
instead of embarking on violence.
Peterside and APC had disputed the outcome of the poll
held in 2015 citing irregularities and violence.
Late last year, the Court of Appeal nullified
- CAJ News